Tsafiki language

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Tsafiki
Colorado
Region Ecuador
Ethnicity Tsáchila
Native speakers
2,300 (2000) [1]
Barbacoan
  • Southern?
    • Tsafiki
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cof
Glottolog colo1256
ELP Tsafiki

Tsafiki, also known as Tsachila or Colorado, is a Barbacoan language spoken in Ecuador by c. 2000 ethnic Tsáchila people.

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Phonology

Consonants

Bilabial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop voicelessptkʔ
voiced bd
Affricate t͡s
Fricative ɸsh
Nasal mn
Lateral l
Flap ɹ ~ ɾ
Approximant jw

Vowels

Tsafiki has five vowels Four vowels have nasalized forms.

Front Central Back
High iu
Mid eo
Low a
Front Central Back
High ĩũ
Mid
Low ã

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References

  1. Tsafiki at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Dickinson, Connie (2002). Complex Predicates in Tsafiki. Ann Arbor: UMI.