Tunebo, Central

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Cobaría Tunebo, Lache, U’wa, Uwa-Tunebo
Population

2,500 in Colombia (2000 SIL). All ethnic Tunebos: 7,010 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Boyacá and Arauca departments, north slopes of Sierra Nevada de Cocuy; Satocá, Calafita, Tegría (Boyacá), Cobaría (Boyacá). Also in Venezuela.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–25%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1987–2011.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

A taboo on the use of paper for writing was observed at one time.

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