Vilela

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A language of Argentina

Population

No known L1 speakers. 20 speakers were reported in 1981. 2 semi-speakers remain (Crevels 2007). These semi-speakers are a brother and sister, known only by their initials, ML and GC. They were 74 and 70 in 2008 (Harrison et al 2008).

Location

Chaco province: Resistencia; near Paraguay border.

Language Status

10 (Extinct).

Language Use

Remaining speakers apparently assimilated with the Toba [tob]. Losing their Indian identity in the barrios of towns and cities (1981 A. Buckwalter).

Language Development

Dictionary.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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