A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Caquetá, Chaocha Pai, Coreguaja, Coreguaje, Correguaje, Ko’reuaju, Korewahe

2,100 (Civallero 2008). Speakers of Koreguaje represent a fusion of various ethnic groups. Also spoken by Inga, Witoto, Carijona, and Tama (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 2,210 (Crevels 2012).


Caqueta department: Caquetá and Orteguaza rivers and tributaries; Putumayo department: Puerto Guzman municipality.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

Used by all. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–40%. Dictionary. NT: 1991–2009.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Caquetá’ is name of the river, not the people.

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