MUTÚS: a language of Venezuela

Between the 14th and 15th editions this language code was retired from use.
Reason: The code was removed since no solid evidence can be found that the named language ever existed.
Remedy:  Remove all instances of MUF

The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).

SIL code: MUF

ISO 639-2: sai

Population 200 or more (1977 Merrill Seely). 
Region Town of Mutús, a little above Pueblo Llano, Barinas State.
Alternate names   LOCO, MUTÚ
Classification Unclassified.
Comments Possibly a remnant of Cuica or Timote--a dialect of Timote was Mukutu. All speak their language and Spanish, but comprehension of abstract concepts through Spanish is inadequate. Civilized, prosperous farmers. Synchretistic religion.

This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version:

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