Tuyuca

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Dochkafuara, Tejuca, Tuyuka
Population

350 in Colombia (1995 SIL). Population total all countries: 940. Ethnic population: 570 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Southeast, Vaupés Department, on the Upper Tiquié, Papurí, and Inambú. Along headwaters of the Comeyaca. Also in Brazil.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

All also use Tucano [tuo], Waimaha [bao], or Spanish [spa]. Spanish used in schools.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2004–2011.
Writing
Latin script.

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