Cauca language

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Cauca
Native to Colombia
Extinct (date missing)
possibly Chocoan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
cca – Cauca[1]
aoh – Arma
Glottolog (insufficiently attested or not a distinct language)
arma1244  (Arma)[2]
cauc1241  (Cauca)[3]

Cauca is reported as an extinct language of Colombia. It may have been a Chocoan language.

Ethnologue reports that the Arma people spoke Cauca or Cenu. However, "Cauca" is an alternative name for Coconuco, and it is not clear from Ethnologue which "Cauca" the Arma spoke. According to Glottolog, Arma is unattested and Cauca is a spurious distinction, though whether it is a duplicate of Arma (= Cenu?) or of Coconuco is not clear.

References[edit]

  1. ^ It is therefore not clear if the ISO code is for the Chocoan or the Coconucan "Cauca".
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Arma". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Cauca". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.