|Native to||Costa Rica|
|Region||Turrialba Region (Cartago Province)|
80% monolingual (no date)
The Cabécar language is an indigenous American language of the Chibchan language family which is spoken in Costa Rica. Specifically, it is spoken in the inland Turrialba Region of the Cartago Province. 80% of speakers are monolingual; as of 2007, it is the only indigenous language in Costa Rica with monolingual adults. The language is also known by its dialect names Chirripó and Estrella.
- Cabécar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Cabécar language at Ethnologue (10th ed., 1984). Note: Data may come from the 9th edition (1978).
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Cabecar". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.