Wichí Lhamtés Nocten

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Wichí Lhamtés Nocten
Weenhayek
Native to Argentina, Bolivia
Ethnicity Wichí people
Native speakers
1,900  (1994)[1]
Matacoan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mtp
Glottolog wich1262[2]

Wichí Lhamtés Nocten, or Weenhayek, is a Wichí language primarily spoken in Bolivia, where an estimated 1,810 Wichí people spoke it in 1994. An additional one hundred people spoke the language in Argentina in 1994. In Bolivia, the language is spoken in the north-central Tarija Department, southwest of Pilcomayo River, and in Cordillera de Pirapo. In Argentina, it is spoken in from the northern border south to Tartagal, Salta. The language is also called Mataco, Bolivian, Mataco Nocten, Nocten, Noctenes, Oktenai, and Weenhayek; the last name is used in the Bolivian constitution of 2009.[3]

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  1. ^ Wichí Lhamtés Nocten at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wichi Lhamtes Nocten". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "Wichí Lhamtés Nocten." Ethnologue. Retrieved 30 Jan 2012.