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Mapoyo-Yabarana language

Native to Venezuela
Region Suapure River
Native speakers
12 Mapoyo proper  (2001 census)[1]
  • Venezuelan Carib
    • Mapoyo–Tamanaku
      • Mapoyo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
mcg – Mapoyo
yar – Yabarana
pev – Pémono

Mapoyo, or Mapoyo–Yavarana, is a Carib language spoken along the Suapure and Parguaza Rivers, Venezuela. The ethnic population of Mapoyo proper is about 365. Yabarana dialect is perhaps extinct; 20 speakers were known in 1977.[2] An additional dialect, Pémono,[3] was discovered in 1998. It was spoken by an 80-year-old woman and has since gone extinct.


  1. ^ Mapoyo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Yabarana at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Pémono at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Yabarana at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  3. ^ Not the same as Pemon

External links

  • Yabarana word list
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