A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Cabanatit, Enenxet, Machicui, Quilyilhrayrom, Toba of Paraguay

L1 users: 1,680 (2007 R. Perik), decreasing. All women and young children are monolingual. Ethnic population: 2,060 (Crevels 2007).


Alto Paraguay department: Puerto Guarani area south; Concepción and Presidente Hayes departments: Boquerón Kue, Casanillo-Aldea Campo Rayo, Casanillo-Aldea Capiatá, Casanillo-Aldea Casanillo, Casanillo-Aldea Linda Vista, Casanillo-Campo Aroma, Casanillo-San Rafael, Castilla, Estancia Laguna Porã, Livio Fariña-Pueblito, María Auxiliadora-Km 40, Pozo Amarillo, Riacho Mosquito, San Isidro-Km 39; confluence, Apa and Paraguai rivers.

Language Maps
Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Most also use Paraguayan Guaraní [gug], which is used in school and church. Also use Spanish [spa], especially men, bilingually.

Language Development
Literature. Dictionary. Texts.
Other Comments

Different from Toba Qom [tob], Toba-Pilagá [plg] of Argentina.

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