|Native speakers||(20 cited 1981)|
Vilela (Uakambalelté, Atalalá, Chulupí~Chunupí) is a nearly extinct language which is only spoken in the Resistencia area of Argentina and in the eastern Chaco near the Paraguayan border. Dialects were Ocol, Chinipi, Sinipi; only Ocol survives. The people call themselves Waqha-umbaβelte 'Waqha speakers'.
Vilela appears to have the five vowels of Spanish and approximately the following consonants:
- Vilela at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)
- Not to be confused with Niwaklé, which is also called Chulupí~Chunupí.
- Lozano, Elena (1970). Textos Vilelas. La Plata: CEILP.
- Lozano, Elena (1977). Cuentos secretos vilelas: I. La mujer tigre. VICUS Cuadernos. Lingüística, Vol.I: 93-116.
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