Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz

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A language of Argentina

Alternate Names
“Mataco Vejoz” (pej.), Vejos, Vejoz
Population

25,000 (1991 UBS). 28,600 Wichí Güisnay [mzh], Wichí Nocten [mtp] and Wichí Vejoz (2004 INDEC). Ethnic population: 40,000 Wichí Güisnay, Wichí Vejoz and Wichí Nocten (2004 INDEC).

Location

Northern areas of Chaco, Formosa, Salta, Jujuy, West of Toba, upper Bermejo river valley and Pilcomayo river.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Bermejo Vejoz. Not intelligible of other Chaco languages.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 2002.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Language family also called Mataco-Mataguayo. Traditional religion.