Ulwa

Print

A language of Nicaragua

Alternate Names
Sumu, Ulúa, Woolwa
Population

350 (2009 J. Mejia). 83 (2005 census). Ethnic population: 700 (2005 census).

Location

South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region: Karawala village.

Language Maps
Language Status

6b (Threatened). Recognized language (1993, Official Language Use, Atlantic Autonomous Regions, Law No. 162, Article 4).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Mayangna [yan].

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. All also use Mískito [miq] (Salazar 2008). Most also use Spanish [spa] (Salazar 2008). Some also use Nicaragua Creole English [bzk] (Salazar 2008).

Language Development
Dictionary.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Page Views Left: