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

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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