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Cha' Palaachi also known as Chachi or Cayapa is a Barbacoan language spoken in northern Ecuador by ca. 3000 ethnic Chachi people . Cha'palaachi means language of the Chachi people. This language was described in part by the missionary P. Alberto Vittadello, who, by the time his description was published in Guayaquil Ecuador in 1988, had lived for seven years among the tribe. Cha'palaachi has an agglutinative morphology. It is also case marking, with a Subject-Object-Verb word order. Cha'palaachi is written using the Latin Alphabet, making use of the following graphemes: A, B, C, CH, D, DY, E, F, G, GU, HU, I, J, L, LL, M, N, Ñ, P, QU, R, S, SH, T, TS, TY, U, V, Y, and ' The writing system includes four simple vowels, and four double vowels: A, E, I, U, AA, EE, II, UU
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[en] Cha'palaachi language
[fr] Cayapa
[qu] Chapalachi simi
[ru] Чапалачи
[es] Idioma cha'palaachi

Language type : Living

Language resources for Chachi

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Wiktionnaire - Catégorie:cayapa [fr]

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