Ese Ejja

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Ese Eja, Ese Exa, Ese’eha, Eseejja, Essejja, Huarayo, Tiatinagua, “Chama” (pej.)
Autonym
Ese’ejja
Population

520 in Bolivia (Crevels 2012). Ethnic population: 730 (Crevels 2012). Total users in all countries: 1,110.

Location

El Beni, La Paz, and Pando departments; Portachuelo Alto, Portachuelo Bajo, Portachuelo Medio; into foothills on Beni and Madre de Dios rivers.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Each clan has slight dialect differences; all seem inherently intelligible. Most divergent Tacanan language. Tambopata dialect in Peru somewhat different from the Bolivian dialect.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Used by all. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development

Dictionary. NT: 1984–2012.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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