Minica Huitoto

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Minica Huitoto
Native to Colombia, Perú
Native speakers
6,800  (2002)[1]
Bora–Witoto
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hto

Minica (Mɨnɨka) Huitoto is one of three indigenous American Huitoto languages of the Witotoan family spoken by a few thousand speakers in western South America.[2]

It is spoken in the Upper Igara-Paraná river area, along the Caquetá River at the Isla de los Monos, and the Caguán River near San Vicente del Caguán. There is 75% literacy in Colombia and 85% are literate in Spanish; most are bilingual. There is a dictionary and grammar rules.[2]

There are only five speakers in Perú, where it has official standing within its community.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Minica Huitoto at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ a b c Ethnologue report for language code:hto