Nivaclé

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Ashlushlay, Axluslay, “Chulupe” (pej.), “Chulupí” (pej.), “Chulupie” (pej.), “Churupí” (pej.), Nivaklé
Population

13,700 in Paraguay (2007 R. Perik). Population total all countries: 13,920.

Location

Chaco region, Presidente Hayes and Boquerón departments. Also in Argentina.

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.

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

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