Curripaco

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Baniva del Isana, Curipaco, Curripaco-Baniva, Karrupaku, Koripako, Kuripaco, Kurripaco, Kurripako, Kúrrim, Waquenia
Population

7,000 (Civallero 2008). Ethnic population: 7,830 (Crevels 2011). Total users in all countries: 12,070.

Location

Guainía department: Barrio La Primavera and Inírida on Inírida and Isana rivers, headwaters of Río Negro; Vaupés department: Mitu and Papunahua minicipalities.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Baniwa [bwi].

Language Development
NT: 1959.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

The ethnic group is related to the Puinave [pui] and Piapoco [pio] (2011 C. Suárez).

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