Woun Meu

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Waumeo, Waun Meo, Waunana, Woun Meo, Wounaan
Population

4,000 in Colombia (Aikhenvald 2007). Ethnic population: 7,970 (Crevels 2007). Total users in all countries: 10,800.

Location

Chocó department: middle and lower San Juan river banks, especially north of Buenaventura; some in Valle del Cauca.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Most also use Spanish [spa], except the elderly (Crevels 2007). Used as L2 by Epena [sja].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1988–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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