Cabécar

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A language of Costa Rica

Alternate Names
Chirripó
Autonym
Cabécar
Population

L1 users: 11,100 (2011 census). 2,000 monolinguals (2015 M. Porras). The only language in Costa Rica with monolingual speakers, mostly women (Adelaar 2007). Ethnic population: 12,700 (2011 census).

Location

Cartago, Limón, Puntarenas, San José provinces: Turrialba region.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Chirripó, Telire, Estrella, Ujarrás.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1993.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Identified historically with Huetares.

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