Language of the Day for 07 March 2015

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Wayuu [guc]

A language of
Colombia
Population
122,000 in Colombia (Civallero 2008). Ethnic population: 199,000 (Crevels 2007). Total users in all countries: 321,000.
Status
5 (Developing).
Language Use
One of the most vigorously spoken indigenous languages in South America (Crevels 2007). Positive attitudes. Many also use Spanish [spa], especially younger generations (Crevels 2007).
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2002–2010.