• Language: Paez
  • Alternate names: Páez, Nasa Yuwe, Pez, Paes, Páes
  • Language code: pbb
  • Language family: Paezan, Paezan (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 60,000
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script: Latin script.

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    The autonym is Nasa Yuwe (nasa 'language'), which is being used more frequently. There is no consensus on the classification of Paez. Customarily it has been placed in Paezan language family with Paniquitá (Colombia, a dialect of Paez?) and extinct Panzaleo (Latacunga, Quito) (Ecuador). However, the very scarce data on Panzaleo are not sufficient to support classifying it with Paez (Adelaar and Muysken 2004:619). Today most consider Paez a language isolate.