|Native to||Colombia, Ecuador|
The ISO name of the ISO code
[bpb] is Barbacoas, the name of an extinct people who gave their name to the Barbacoan language family of which Pasto is a member, as well as to the Colombian town of Barbacoas. However, nothing is known of their language, one of several also known as Colima (Loukotka 1968: 247), and it can only be assumed to be part of the Barbacoan family (Campbell & Grondona 2012: 78). Such unattested, long-extinct languages are not normally assigned ISO codes. MultiTree conflates Barbacoas with neighboring Pasto, which is well-enough attested for classification and assignment of an ISO code. This does not however mean that ISO code
[bpb] can be properly used for the Pasto language.
Glottolog distinguishes unclassifiable
[past1243] 'Pasto' from unattested
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