Mapoyo

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Mapayo, Mapoye, Mopoi, Nepoye, Wanai
Population

12 (2001 census), decreasing. A few semi-speakers left (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 200 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Amazonas state: confluence of Orinoco and Toro rivers and downstream; Bolivar state: Palomo community and savanna between Caño Caripo north and Villacoa river south, near Caicara del Orinoco road to Puerto Ayacucho.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Yabarana [yar].

Typology

Ergative.

Language Use

Shifted to Spanish [spa].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].