Lengua

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A language of Paraguay

Population

15,000 (2007 R. Perik).

Location

Presidente Hayes, Boquerón, and Concepción departments.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Northern Lengua (Eenlhit, Enlhet, Lengua Norte, Powok, Vowak), Southern Lengua (Enxet, Lengua Sur). Differences between the 2 dialects mainly phonological and orthographic.

Language Use

Also use Paraguayan Guaraní [gug]; southern Lengua women are less proficient in Paraguayan Guaraní.

Language Development
Different orthography between Southern and Northern Lengua. Taught in primary schools. Bible: 1995.
Writing
Latin script.