Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz

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A language of Argentina

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

25,000 (1991 UBS). Ethnic population: 40,000 (2004 INDEC). 40,000 Wichí Güisnay, Wichí Vejoz and Wichí Nocten (2004 INDEC).

Location

Chaco, Formosa, Salta, and Jujuy provinces: 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. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Language family also called Mataco-Mataguayo. Traditional religion.

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