Western Bolivian Guarani

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Western Bolivian Guarani
Native to Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay
Native speakers
7,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gnw
Glottolog west2640[2]

Western Bolivian Guarani, known locally as Simba and Simba Guarani, is a Guarani language spoken in Bolivia, in the Chuquisaca Department north of the Pilcomayo River.

Western Bolivian Guarani is one of a number of "Guarani dialects" considered distinct languages by Ethnologue: Chiripá, Eastern Bolivian Guarani, Mbyá Guarani, Aché, Kaiwá, Xetá, and Paraguayan Guaraní. Of these, Paraguayan Guaraní is by far the most widely spoken variety and it is often referred to simply as Guaraní.


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