Guazacapán Xinka


  • Language: Guazacapán Xinka
  • Alternate names: Xinca de Guazacapán
  • Language code: qda
  • Language family: Xincan (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 0
  • Vulnerability: Dormant
  • Script:

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    Xinkan languages are currently represented by only 3 people, all of whom are second language users [semispeakers] of the language. (Rogers 2010:1) Xinkan is a language family with four members: Guazacapán Xinka, Chiquimulilla Xinka, Jumaytepeque Xinka, and Yupiltepeque Xinka. Two of the four are extinct; the other two have only 3 elderly second language semi-speakers (Rogers 2010:3). Despite the very significant differences among these languages, and lack of mutual intelligibility, "Xinkan" is often talked of as though it were only a single language. For example, Ethnologue (2013) gives only a single "Xinca" [xin] language, with no known L1 speakers.