Chimila

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Caca Weranos, Chimile, Ette Ennaka, San Jorge, Shimizya, Simiza
Population

480 (2006 T. Malone), increasing. Ethnic population: 1,700 (2013 T. Malone).

Location

Cesar Department, Valle du Par minicipality; central Magdalena Department, lowlands south and west of Fundación; La Guajira Department, La Jagua del Pilar and Urumita municipalities.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–2%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%. Bible portions: 2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

2 major separated groups.