Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz

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Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz
Native to Argentina, Bolivia
Ethnicity Wichí people
Native speakers
(25,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 wlv
Glottolog wich1263[2]

Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz is a Mataco-Guaicuru language of Argentina and Bolivia. Speakers are concentrated in northern parts of Chaco, Formosa, Salta, Jujuy Provinces, as well as west of Toba, the upper Bermejo River valley, and Pilcomayo River. The language is also called Mataco Vejoz and Vejos.

The Wichí languages are predominantly suffixing and polysynthetic; verbal words have between 2 and 15 morphemes. Alienable and inalienable possession is distinguished. The phonological inventory is large, with simple, glottalized and aspirated stops and sonorants. The number of vowels varies with the language (five or six).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Wichi Lhamtes Vejoz". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

External links[edit]

  • Thathamet: Thatathyaj Thaye Thatenek (1926) Portions of the Book of Common Prayer and Paraphrases of Well-known English Hymns in the Mataco Language as Spoken by a Tribe of Indians Living in That Part of the Gran Chaco which is under the Rule of the Argentine Republic. Digitized by Richard Mammana