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Payagua language

Native to Argentina, Paraguay
Ethnicity Payaguá people
Extinct ca. 1900[1]
  • Eastern
    • Payaguá
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Linguist list
Glottolog paya1236[2]

Payaguá (Payawá) is an extinct Guaicuruan language of Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia, spoken by the Payaguá Indians.


  1. ^ The Payaguá Indians, written in 1949, notes the tribe has been extinct for ~50 years.
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Payaguá". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
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