Pai Tavytera language

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Pai Tavytera
Ava, Pai, Tavytera
Native toParaguay
Ethnicity8,030 Pai Tavytera people (2007)[1]
Native speakers
600 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pta

Pai Tavytera is a Guarani language spoken by about 600 Pai Tavytera people in eastern Paraguay, in Amambay, eastern Concepción, eastern San Pedro, and northern Canindeyú Departments. The language has 70% lexical similarity with the Kaiwá language, spoken in Brazil. Among Pai Tavyetera people, language use is shifting towards Guaraní.[1]

The language is written in the Latin script.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Pai Tavytera at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Pai Tavytera". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "Pai Tavytera." Script Source. 2011. Retrieved 20 Jan 2012.

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