Yucuna is a Northern Maipurean or Arawakan language spoken in the south of Colombia along the Mirití-Paraná River, a tributary of the Caquetá River, particularly in the Puerto Santander municipality of the Amazonas department, and in the west of the Caqueta department. In 2012 there were about 770 speakers of Yucuna, which is also known as Matapi, Yucuna-Matapí, Yukuna or Yukunais.
Yucuna is written with a version of the Latin alphabet, although few Yucuna speakers are able to read and write it. There is some written material in Yucuna, including a dictionary and grammar
The symbol ', which represents a glottal stop [ʔ], is also used, but is not considered part of the Yucuna alphabet.
Details of Yucuna provided by Michael Peter Füstumum
Information about Yucuna | Tower of Babel
Information about Yucuna
Achagua, Apurinã, Arawak, Asháninka, Ashéninka, Baniwa, Baniwa of Guainía, Baure, Caquinte, Chamicuro, Curripaco, Garifuna, Iñapari, Machiguenga, Nanti, Nomatsiguenga, Palikúr, Paraujuano, Paresi, Pauna, Piapoco, Taíno, Tariana, Terêna, Wapishana, Wayuu, Yanesha', Yucuna
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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