Tsafiki language

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Tsafikí
Colorado
RegionEcuador
EthnicityTsáchila
Native speakers
2,300 (2000)[1]
Barbacoan
  • Southern?
    • Tsafikí
Language codes
ISO 639-3cof
Glottologcolo1256[2]

Tsafiki, also known as Tsachila or Colorado, is a Barbacoan language spoken in Ecuador by c. 2000 ethnic Tsáchila people.

Phonology[edit]

Tsafiki has 5 vowels: /a, e, i, o, u/. All vowels have nasalized forms.[3]

Consonants
Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d
Affricate t͡s
Fricative β s h
Nasal m n
Approximant l j w
Flap ɾ

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tsafikí at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Colorado". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ "SAPhon – South American Phonological Inventories". linguistics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2018-08-10.