Guayabero language

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Guayabero
Jiw
Native toColombia
RegionUpper Guaviaré River
Ethnicity1,120 (2011)[1]
Native speakers
1,000 (2008)[1]
Guajiboan
  • Southwest
    • Guayabero
Language codes
ISO 639-3guo
Glottologguay1257[2]

Guayabero is a Guahiban language that is spoken by a thousand people in Colombia. Many of its speakers are monoglots, with few fluent Spanish speakers in the population.

Phonology[edit]

Guayabero has 6 vowels: /a, e, i, ɨ, o, u/.[3]

Consonants
Bilabial Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop voiceless p t k
voiced b d
Affricate t͡ʃ
Fricative ɸ s x h
Nasal m n
Approximant l j
Flap ɾ

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guayabero at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Guayabero". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "SAPhon – South American Phonological Inventories". linguistics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-09.