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Subject: List of mountains, Madidi National Park, Languages of Bolivia
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Native to Bolivia
Ethnicity 5,100 (2004)
Native speakers 1,800  (2004)
Language family
  • Araona–Tacanan
    • Cavinena–Tacana
      • Tacana Proper
        • Tacana
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tna
Linguist List

Tacana is a Western Tacanan language spoken by some 1,800 Tacana people in Bolivia out of an ethnic population of 5,000. They live in the forest along the Beni and Madre de Dios rivers. Numerous dialects, now extinct, have been attributed to Tacana: Ayaychuna, Babayana, Chiliuvo, Chivamona, Idiama (Ixiama), Pamaino, Pasaramona, Saparuna, Siliama, Tumupasa (Maracani, "Tupamasa"), Uchupiamona, Yabaypura, and Yubamona (Mason 1950).

External links

  • Tacana dictionary online from IDS (select simple or advanced browsing)
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