Ñandeva

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A language of Paraguay

Alternate Names
Guarayú, Guasurango, Guasurangue, Nandeva, Tapiete, Tirumbae, Yanaigua, Ñanagua
Population

1,550 (Crevels 2011), decreasing. Ethnic population: 2,020 (Crevels 2011). Total users in all countries: 1,759.

Location

Alto Paraguay department: northwest; Boquerón department: Toledo area; Presidente Hayes department: Barrio Obrero, Colonia 5, Laguna Negra-Belén, Laguna Negra-Canaán, Laguna Negra-Damasco, Laguna Negra-Emaús, Laguna Negra-Jerusalén, Laguna Negra-Ko Pyahu, Laguna Negra-Timoteo, Mariscal Estigarribia, Ñu Guasu, Pykasu, Santa Teresita-San Lázaro, Santa Teresita-Santa Elena, Santa Teresita-Virgen del Carmen, and Siracua.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). Recognized language (2010, Languages Act, No. 4251, Article 2).

Dialects

None known. Linguistically between Eastern Bolivian Guarani [gui] and Paraguayan Guaraní [gug].

Language Use

Mixed attitudes. Reservations about use of their language outside their culture area. Most also use Paraguayan Guaraní [gug] (Crevels 2011). Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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