Piaroa language

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Piaroa
De'aruwa
Native to Colombia and Venezuela
Ethnicity Piaroa people
Native speakers
17,000  (2001–2002)[1]
Dialects
Ature?
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
pid – Piaroa
wpc – Wirö (Maco)
Glottolog maco1238  (Wirö + Piaroa)[2]
piar1243  (Piaroa)[3]

Piaroa (also called Guagua ~ Kuakua ~ Quaqua, Adole ~ Ature, Wo’tiheh) is an indigenous language of Colombia and Venezuela, native to the Piaroa people.

A Wirö language (commonly called Maco) is sometimes listed separately, or left unclassified. It is very poorly attested, but the few words which are known are enough to show it is a dialect of Piaroa, or at least very closely related (Hammarström 2010).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Piaroa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Wirö (Maco) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wirö + Piaroa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Piaroa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ Harald Hammarström, 2010, 'The status of the least documented language families in the world'. In Language Documentation & Conservation, v 4, p 183 [1]