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Language Data

  • Alternate names: Carib Motilón, Macoíta, Northern Motilón, Yuco, Yucpa, Yuko, Yupa Also: in -- Macoíta, Manso, Northern Motilón, Yucpa, Yuko, Yupa
  • Scriptures published: Selections (1965)
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 50% in Yukpa. Taught in primary schools
    Second Language: Spanish [spa] : 70%
  • Primary country: Colombia
  • Region: Serranía de Perijá, Cesar Department, Augustín Codazzi municipality and neighboring municipalities north and south, Colombia-Venezuela border. Río Casacará dialect in Agustín Codassi municipality along Casacará river and Caño Iroka. Yukpa sur dialect, Becerril municipality
  • Also used in:
  • Religion: traditional religion
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists, fisher, hunter-gatherers
  • Number of users: 6,020 (3,000; 3,020)
  • Vitality: Threatened

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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