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A language of Colombia

ISO 639-3cbc

Population  600 in Colombia (1990 SIL). Population total all countries: 650.
Region  Vaupés region, Caño Tí (tributary of middle Vaupés River) and upper Papurí and Pirá-Paraná rivers. Also in Brazil.
Language map  Southern Colombia, reference number 3
Alternate names   Carapana-Tapuya, Karapaná, Karapanã, Karapano, Mextã, Mochda, Moxdoa
Classification  Tucanoan, Eastern Tucanoan, Central, Tatuyo
Language use  Due to intermarriage with neighboring groups, almost all Tatuyo and Waimaha speak Carapana as well as their L1.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Grammar. NT: 1992.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Swidden agriculturalists.

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Language name   Karapanã
Population  50 in Brazil (1986 SIL).
Region  Amazonas, São Gabriel and Pari-Cachoeira.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 20
Alternate names  Carapana, Carapanã, Mextã