A language of Argentina

Alternate Names
Chaco Sur, Namqom, Qom, Toba Qom, Toba Sur

40,000 in Argentina (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 40,760. 0 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 69,500 (2004 INDEC).


Chaco Province, Resistencia, Fontana, Saenz Peña, Castelli, Tres Isletas, Miraflores, La Leonesa, Las Palmas, San Martín, Pcia. Roca, Bermejito, Pampa del Indio; Formosa Province, San Carlos, El Colorado, Misión Laishí, and others; northwest corner, Corrientes Province; Santa Fe Province, Rosario.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).


Northern Toba, Southeast Toba.

Language Use

Speakers’ competence varies considerably according to location, age and attitude (Crevels 2007). Home, friends, work, religion. All ages in the smaller communities; adult speakers in larger towns and cities.

Language Development
Radio programs. Dictionary. NT: 1980–2011.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Different from Toba-Maskoy [tmf] or Toba-Pilagá [plg]. Christian.

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