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13,773

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Language Information By Source

Language endangerment in South America: The clock is ticking
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Native Speakers Worldwide

13,773

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15,267

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In Colombia: 773 (speakers and ethnic population). In Venezuela: 13,000 (ethnic population 14,494).

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2012

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Colombia and Venezuela

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11,800

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2010

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4.5435,-66.7089

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12,280

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14,494

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12,200 in Venezuela (2001 census).

Year of info

2009

Location and Context

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Venezuela; Colombia;

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Amazonas, Orinoco River south bank, inland from Paguasa River to Manapiari.

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Amazonas, Orinoco River south bank, inland from Paguasa River to Manapiari.

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Maquiritari, Spanish, Yawarana

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Also use Maquiritari [mch], Spanish [spa], Yabarana [yar]. Used as L2 by Maco [wpc].

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14,580

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15,300

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In Venezuela: 14,500 (speakers and ethnic population. In Colombia: 80 speakers, 800 ethnic population.

Year of info

2016

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Venezuela, Colombia

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2005

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5.0,-67.0

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