Cacua

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Báda, Cakua, Kakua, Kákwa, Macu de Cubeo, Macu de Desano, Macu de Guanano, Wacara
Autonym
Cacua
Population

220 (Crevels 2011). Many monolinguals, especially children. Ethnic population: 220 (Crevels 2011).

Location

Vaupés department: Wacará, 30 km east of Mitú.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Vaupés Cacua, Macú-Paraná Cacua. Lexical similarity: 90% similarity with Nukak [mbr] (Crevels 2007).

Typology

SOV, OSV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Cubeo [cub], Desano [des], Guanano [gvc], Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: Below 5% in Spanish [spa]. NT: 2004–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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