The first online resource available in English on Yshyr (Chamacoco), a Zamucoan language spoken in the Paraguayan Chaco. Expansion of the dictionary will also include Spanish search functions.
The language Chamacoco is spoken by the Ishir people of the Gran Chaco region of northern Paraguay. Chamacoco, along with Ayoreo, is part of the Zamucoan language family. There are less than 1,500 speakers of Chamacoco, and they are mostly located in several communities along the upper Paraguay River, which forms the country’s border with Brazil.
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