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). Ethnic population: All ethnic Tunebos: 7,010 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Boyaca and Arauca departments, north slopes of Sierra Nevada de Cocuy, Satocá, Calafita, Tegría (Boyacá), Cobaría (Boyacá); also in Santander Department, Capitanejo and Carcasi municipalities.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

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

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

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

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