Nivaclé

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Ashlushlay, Axluslay, Axluxlay, Nivaklé, “Choropí” (pej.), “Chulupe” (pej.), “Chulupie” (pej.), “Chulupí” (pej.), “Chunupí” (pej.), “Churupí” (pej.)
Autonym
Guisnai
Population

L1 users: 13,700 (2007 R. Perik). Total users in all countries: 13,920.

Location

Boquerón department: southeast; Presidente Hayes department: west; Chaco region.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Forest Nivaclé, River Nivaclé. Mataguayo languages are less similar than Mascoy languages in Paraguay (Fasold 1984).

Language Use

Vigorous. Home. All ages. Also use Paraguayan Guaraní [gug], Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Enlhet [enl].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Radio. Dictionary. Bible: 1995.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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