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"Akawaio" redirects here. For the Akawaio people, see Ingarikó.
Akawaio
Spoken in Guyana, Venezuela
Total speakers 5000
Language family Cariban
  • Northern Carib
    • Macushi-Kapon
      • Akawaio
Official status
Official language in None.
Regulated by No official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2 car
ISO 639-3 ake

Akawaio is a Cariban language spoken mainly in Guyana, most commonly in the region of the Upper Mazaruni. Though many speakers don't live in villages, there are a number of population centers, notably Kamarang, Jawalla, Waramadong, and Kako. Some 6,000 people speak Akawaio. It is also spoken to a lesser extent in Venezuela.

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