Guana

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Cashquiha, Kaskihá, Vana
Population

28 (Crevels 2007). No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 84 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Alto Paraguay department: Riacho Mosquito; Concepción department: San Lázaro district, Valle Mi on Apa river banks.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Layana (Niguecactemigi), Echoaldi (Chararana, Echonoana). Reportedly similar to Sanapaná [spn] and Angaité [aqt].

Language Use

All also use Paraguayan Guaraní [gug], Spanish [spa].

Other Comments

Guana, like Nhandeva [nhd], is a catch-all name and this group should not be confused with Guanas of other countries.

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