Nivaclé

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A language of Paraguay

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

13,700 in Paraguay (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 programs. Dictionary. Bible: 1995.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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