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Native to Bolivia
Ethnicity 5,100 (2004)[1]
Native speakers
1,800 (2004)[1]
  • Araona–Tacanan
    • Cavinena–Tacana
      • Tacana Proper
        • Tacana
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tna
Glottolog taca1256[2]

Tacana is a Western Tacanan language spoken by some 1,800 Tacana people in Bolivia out of an ethnic population of 5,000. They live in the forest along the Beni and Madre de Dios rivers. Numerous dialects, now extinct, have been attributed to Tacana: Ayaychuna, Babayana, Chiliuvo, Chivamona, Idiama (Ixiama), Pamaino, Pasaramona, Saparuna, Siliama, Tumupasa (Maracani, "Tupamasa"), Uchupiamona, Yabaypura, and Yubamona (Mason 1950).

External links[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tacana at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tacana". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 


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