Minica Huitoto

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Minica Huitoto
Native to Colombia, Perú
Native speakers
6,800  (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hto
Glottolog mini1256[2]

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.[3]

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.[3]

There are only five speakers in Perú, where it has official standing within its community.[3]


  1. ^ Minica Huitoto at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Minica Huitoto". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b c Ethnologue report for language code:hto