Mawayana

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A language of Guyana

Alternate Names
Mahuayana
Population

No known L1 speakers in Guyana. The last speakers in Guyana survived into the 1960s and either moved to Suriname or shifted to Waiwai [waw] (Carlin and Mans 2015). Total users in all countries: 2.

Location

Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region: southwest, among the Waiwai [waw] language group.

Language Status

10 (Extinct).

Dialects

None known. No semantic similarity with and not related to Wapishana [wap], Atorada [aox], or Mapidian [mpw] (2002 R. Hicks).

Language Use

Also use Waiwai [waw].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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