Tinigua language

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Native toColombia
RegionMeta Department, Colombia; Serranía de la Macarena, Colombia
Native speakers
1 (2013)[1]
  • Tinigua
Language codes
ISO 639-3tit

Tinigua (Tiniguas) is an endangered language isolate spoken in Colombia. As of 2000, Tinigua had only two remaining speakers, both male. They lived in Meta Department, between the Upper Guayabero and Yari rivers. In 2013, this count had been reduced to one.[3] Tinigua used to form a small language family with the now extinct Pamigua language.


  1. ^ a b Tinigua at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tinigua". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Tobal, Juan Pablo (21 February 2013). "El último Tinígua" (in Spanish). La Voz.

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