Payagua language

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Native to Argentina, Paraguay
Ethnicity Payaguá people
Extinct ca. 1900[1]
  • Eastern
    • Payaguá
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog paya1236[2]

Payaguá (Payawá) is an extinct language of Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia, spoken by the Payaguá Indians. It is usually classified as one of the Guaicuruan languages, but the data is insufficient to demonstrate that.[2]


  1. ^ The Payaguá Indians, written in 1949, notes the tribe has been extinct for ~50 years.
  2. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Payagua". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.