Yuwana

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Chicano, Chikano, Hoti, Jodi, Joti, Waruwaru, Yoana, Yuana
Population

L1 users: 640 (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 640 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Bolivar state: Kaima river, a Cuchivero river tributary; Amazonas state: isolated groups on Iguana, an Asita river tributary, and on the Parucito, a Manapiare river tributary.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Recognized language (2008, Indigenous Languages Law, Article 4).

Dialects

None known. Linguistic similarities to Yanomamö [guu] and Piaroa [pid] (Salivan).

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa], especially the southern group, and some among the northern group.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1999.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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