Ignaciano

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A language of Bolivia

Population

4,500 (Adelaar 2004). Ethnic population: 20,800 with Trinitario [trn] (Adelaar 2004).

Location

South central Beni.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Limited comprehension of Trinitario [trn], similar to Spanish [spa] and Portuguese [por], with vowel reduction.

Language Use

Rapid loss of language among the youth (2007). Town meetings, most domains. Children not seen using Ignaciano (2012 E. Wyss). Also use Spanish [spa], the language of instruction in schools.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. NT: 1980.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Nearly the same culture as Trinitario [trn].