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Mayangna

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Sumu Also: in -- Sumu
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1999) New Testament (1999)
  • Literacy: Literary development in Tawahka dialect
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Nicaragua
  • Region: Autonomous Region of the North Atlantic, along Waspuk river, Bambana, Tungi, and Santo Tomás de Umbra, the upper Wawa. Panamahka dialect: along stretches of Wanki river; Tuahka dialect: Wasakin area, near Rosita
  • Also used in:
  • Religion: No information available.
  • Livelihood: Hunter-gatherers; fishermen; swidden agriculturalists: manioc
  • Status: Statutory language of provincial identity in Nicaragua
  • Number of users: 8,700 (8,000; 700)
  • Vitality: Provincial

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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