Tuyuca

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Dochkafuara, Tejuca, Tuyuka
Population

350 in Colombia (1995 SIL). Ethnic population: 570 (Crevels 2007). Total users in all countries: 940.

Location

Vaupés department: on Inambú, Papurí, and upper Tiquié along Comeyaca headwaters.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

All also use Tucano [tuo], Waimaha [bao]. All also use Spanish [spa], especially in schools. Used as L2 by Waimaha [bao].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%. Literacy rate in L2: 60%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2004–2011.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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