Yuwana

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A language of Venezuela

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

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

Location

Central. A northern group is in Bolivar division on Kaima river, a Cuchivero river tributary; an isolated southern group in Amazonas on the Iguana, an Asita river tributary, and on the Parucito, a Manapiare river tributary.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Linguistic similarities to Yanomamö [guu] and Piaroa [pid] (Salivan).

Language Use

Southern group monolingual; northern partially bilingual in Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1999.