Language Data

  • Alternate names: Sumu; Also, in Honduras: Sumu
  • Dialects: Panamaca, Panamahka, Taguasca, Tuahka, Twahka
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1999)
    • New Testament (1999)
    • text online See above
  • Literacy: Literary development in Tawahka dialect. Also use Mískito [miq] or Spanish [spa]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Nicaragua
  • Region: Atlántico Norte Autonomous Region and Jinotega Department; 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: Honduras,
  • 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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