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Leco Language (Buruwa, Leko)

Language: Leco, also known as Buruwa, is a South American language isolate still spoken by only a few older people in western Bolivia. Although the Leco language is no longer actively spoken in the community, it still has the status of one of Bolivia's official languages due to its cultural and historical importance.

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Leco Language Resources

La Lengua Leko:
    Information on the Leco language, including a language map of Bolivia. Page in Spanish.
    Demographic information on Leco from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Leco Language Tree:
    Theories about Leco's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Leko Language Structures:
    Linguistic profile and academic bibliography for Leko.
House of Languages: Leco
     Information about Leco language usage in Spanish.

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Languages of the Amazon:
    Linguistic information about Leco and dozens of other Amazonian languages.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Leco language:
Encyclopedia article on the Leco Indians and their language.
Los Lecos * Pueblos Indigenos: Leco * Etnias de Bolivia: Leco:
Information about the Leco people and other tribes of Bolivia in Spanish.

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