Awa Pit


  • Language: Awa Pit
  • Alternate names: Coaiquer, Cuaiquer, Quaiquer, Kwaiker, Awa, Awapit, (Awa-)Coaiquer, Awa-Quaiquer, Coaiker, Cuqiquer, Koaiker
  • Language code: kwi
  • Language family: Barbacoan, Northern (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: <17,464
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script: Latin script.

More information:

    Ethnic autonym: Awa and Înkal Awa, both in Ecuador and Colombia. The presence of petroleum companies, paramilitary groups, guerrilla forces, the cultivation of illicit crops and subsequent widespread fumigation of their territory has had extremely disruptive effects on the Awa society that currently is coping with a very serious acculturation process. Traditional religion, Christian.

    Awa Pit is spoken in Colombia, Ecuador, South America.