Tinigua language

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Native to Colombia
Region Meta Department, Colombia; Sierra de la Macarena, Colombia
Native speakers
2  (2000)[1]
  • Tinigua
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tit
Glottolog tini1245[2]

Tinigua (Tiniguas) is an endangered language isolate spoken in Colombia. As of 2000, Tinigua had only two remaining speakers, both of whom were male. The remaining speakers live in Meta Department, between the Upper Guayabero and Yari rivers. Tinigua used to form a small language family with the now extinct Pamigua language.


  1. ^ Tinigua at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Tinigua". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.