Cumanagoto language

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Cumanagoto
Kumana
Chaima
Native toVenezuela
EthnicityCumanagoto people
Native speakers
112 (2001 & 2011 censuses)[1]
Cariban
  • Venezuelan Carib
    • Mapoyo–Tamanaku
      • Cumanagoto
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
cuo – Cumana
ciy – Chaima
Glottologcoas1302[2]

Cumanagoto (Cumanogota, Cumaná, Kumaná); also Chaima (Chayma) is an endangered language of eastern coastal Venezuela. It was the language of the Cumanagoto people. Extinct dialects, or closely related languages, include Palenque (presumably Palank), Piritu, and Avaricoto (Guildea 1998).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cumana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Chaima at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Coastal Venezuelan [Cariban]". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.