Wichí Lhamtés Nocten

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Bolivian, Noctenes, Noctén, Oktenai, Weenhayek, “Mataco” (pej.), “Mataco Nocten” (pej.)
Autonym
’weenhayeklhayhi’, ’weenhayeklhàmet
Population

1,930 (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 2,020 (1994). Total users in all countries: 2,030.

Location

Tarija department: Cordillera de Pirapo; southwest of Pilcomayo river.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

The 1994 Indigenous census shows an increase in language use among younger people compared to the elders (Crevels 2007). Most also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
NT: 2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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