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Linguistic classification: Mataco–Guaicuru ?
  • Mascoian
Ethnologue code: 17-3726

The Mascoian AKA Enlhet–Enenlhet languages are a small, closely related language family of Paraguay. They are part of the Mataco–Guaicuru proposal.

The languages are:[1]

  • Maskoy (Toba-Maskoy)
  • Enxet (Southern Lengua)
  • Enlhet (Northern Lengua)
  • Kaskihá (Guaná)
  • Sanapaná
  • Angaité

Two apparently spurious languages have been claimed in the literature, Emok and Maskoy Pidgin.


  • Alain Fabre, 2005, Los pueblos del Gran Chaco y sus lenguas, primera parte: los enlhet-enenlhet del Chaco Paraguayo.[2]
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