Aché language

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Aché people uploading information
in a digital phone.
Native toParaguay
Native speakers
1,000 (2006 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3guq

Aché, also known as Guayaki, is a Guarani language of Paraguay. The six Aché dialects are distinct enough to cause some problems with communication.

Front Central Back
Close i ɨ u
Close-mid e o
Open a

All vowels have nasalized counterparts.[3]

Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
plain prenasalized plain prenasalized plain prenasalized plain prenasalized
Stop voiceless p t ʔ
voiced b mb d nd ŋg
Affricate voiceless t͡ʃ
voiced d͡ʒ nd͡ʒ
Fricative voiceless ɸ
voiced β v
Nasal m n ɲ
Approximant j w
Flap ɾ


  1. ^ Aché at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Aché". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "SAPhon – South American Phonological Inventories". Retrieved 2018-07-18.

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