Ngäbere

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A language of Panama

Alternate Names
Chiriqui, Guaymí, Ngäbe, Ngobere, Valiente
Population

169,000 in Panama (2000 census). Total users in all countries: 171,840.

Location

Bocas del Toro province: Bocas del Toro and Changuinola districts; Chiriquí province: western districts, Tole district in east; Ngobe Bugle province; western Veraguas province.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Valiente, Eastern Guaymí (Chiriquí, Tolé).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Jamaican Creole English [jam], Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1977–2013.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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