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Kogi (Kággaba) is spoken by around 10,000 people primarily living in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta range in Colombia. The Kogi people maintain their civilization unconquered by colonialism, and most speakers are monolingual. Those who are bilingual tend to speak Malayo or Spanish. The language is part of the Chibchan family, which stretches from Colombia up through Nicaragua. It features Subject-Object-Verb word order, geminating consonants, and nasal vowels. Though literacy is low, below 5%, the language remains vigorous, with no significant loss in number of speakers from generation to generation.

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