Matagalpa language

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Native to Nicaragua
RegionCentral Highlands
Extinct 1997 [1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mtn
Glottolog mata1288

Matagalpa is an extinct Misumalpan language formerly spoken in the central highlands of Nicaragua. [2] The language became extinct in the 19th century, and only few short wordlists remain. It was closely related to Cacaopera. [3] The ethnic group, which numbers about 20,000, now speaks Spanish.

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  1. Matagalpa at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) Closed Access logo transparent.svg
  2. Campbell, Lyle (2021-10-25). Middle American Languages. University of Texas Press. doi:10.7560/746244-018. ISBN   978-0-292-76851-2.
  3. Wierzbicka, Anna (1994). "Semantic and Lexical Universals". Semantic and Lexical Universals: 1–520.