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Venezuela Languages




Venezuela Languages feature 40 different languages including Spanish, which is the official language of Venezuela. The indigenous languages though are on the verge of being extinct are still used by a few people residing in Venezuela. Languages of Venezuela are not always formally spoken, as Venezuelans mostly prefer speaking informally. The foreign languages spoken in Venezuela are Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic and English.

Traditional Languages in Venezuela



Aleman Coloniero Language, Venezuela, spoken in Colonia Tovar is a Indo-European language. It is a dialect, which is a part of the Low Alemannic branch of German. Like other Alemannic languages, Aleman Coloniero Language of Venezuela is not mutually intelligible with Standard German. Aleman Coloniero Language in Venezuela is not much widely spoken. The German descendants, who migrated to Venezuela in 1843 from the Black Forest region of Southern Baden mainly speak this language. Thus, Aleman Coloniero Language, Venezuela, being one of the Venezuela Languages, has several words that have been taken from Spanish. Aleman Coloniero Language of Venezuela has a touch of the other dialects of South Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Cariban Languages in Venezuela are widely spoken by the people living in the northern side of South- America. The other regions where Cariban Languages are spoken are the Maracaibo region, Colombian Andes and the northern part of the Amazon river. Cariban Languages in Venezuelawere initiated by a south-American family. The Cariban language family is famous all over the world for "Hixkaryana" language. This indigenous family of Venezuela is related to Tupi and Macro-Je languages. There are almost 25 to 40 Cariban languages spoken in the country of Venezuela. Cariban languages in Venezuela came into existence before the Spanish language gained popularity. Much before the Spanish invaders occupied the land of Venezuela, the Caribs took over the region of the Lesser Antilles. Cariban languages did not reach to the greater Antilles as well as the Bahama region.

Maku language Venezuela refers to the Maku speech that is spoken in the regions around Uraricera river and Roraima. The other places where Maku language is widely spoken are Padamo and the bordering regions of Venezuela. The Makus are an ethnic tribe who live on hunting wild animals. The Maku people are the originators of Maku language. They dwell in the regions of Hupda, Yuhup and Vaupes. The Maku language is an uncategorized language that is spoken outside the area of Nadeb. Maku language is less popular than the other tribal languages in Venezuela. The tribal Maku men and women do not encourage spreading of their language to other tribal groups. Thus,Maku language Venezuela remains largely confined to the areas where the Makus live.

Nheegate Language -The Yeral, Tupi, Geral, Waengatue tribesmen are the largest speakers of Nheengatu Language, Venezuela. These ethnic groups dwell in the regions of Southern Venezuela. Nheengatu Language of Venezuela is also called "lingua geral da Amazonia"in Spanish and "lingua geral Amazonica" in Portuguese. Almost 2,000 people speak the Nheengatu language. Nheengatu language in Venezuela is an Amerindian language that hails from the Tupi-Guarani family. The various ethnic red-Indian tribes commonly use this language for communication. Nheengatu language is used mainly by the rural population of Venezuela. Nheengatu is also widely used by those tribes, who have lost their original language that represented their indigenous identity.

Panare language of Venezuela has various sub-accents. The characteristic trait of Panare language is that the syllables end with a nasal tone. All the vowels in this language are nasalized. Some vowels have a weak nasal sound and the others are strongly nasalized. The language consists of 25 segments. The phonetic sounds of the Panare language in Venezuela is flexible in nature. The vowels have many realizations.



 

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