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Esmeralda, or Esmeraldeño (also called Takame or Atacame), is an extinct language isolate formerly spoken in the coastal region of Ecuador. It is not well attested. A connection with the still-spoken Yaruro language of Venezuela has been proposed. It also has some lexical similarities with the extinct Yurumanguí language.
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Atacame". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Adelaar, William F. H.; Muysken, Pieter C. (2004). The languages of the Andes. Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge University Press. pp. 156–161.
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