Cumanagota language

Native to Venezuela
Ethnicity Cumanagoto people
Native speakers
112  (2001 & 2011 censuses)[1]
  • Venezuelan Carib
    • Mapoyo–Tamanaku
      • Cumanagoto
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
cuo – Cumana
ciy – Chaima

Cumanagota (Cumanogoto, Cumaná, Kumaná; also Chayma, Chaima[2]) is a nearly extinct language of eastern coastal Venezuela. It was the language of the Cumanagoto people. Extinct dialects, or closely related languages, include Palenque (presumably Palank), Piritu, and Avaricoto (Guildea 1998).


  1. ^ Cumana at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Chaima at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^, cuo

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