- Arhuaco language
Arhuaco is a Chibchan language family, Indigenous American language spoken in South America. [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=arh Arhuaco] , by Arango and Sánchez, Ethnologue, 1998, access date 04-16-08]
It has 14,301 speakers all in the
Sierra Nevada de Santa Martaregion of Colombia, 90% of whom are monolingual. Literacy is 1 to 5% in their native language, some speak Spanish and 15 to 25% are literate in that auxiliary language. The users have a very strong traditional culture and have vibrant use of their tongue.
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