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List of extinct languages of Central America and the Caribbean


List of extinct languages of Central America and the Caribbean


This is a list of extinct languages of Central America and the Caribbean, languages which have undergone language death, have no native speakers, and no spoken descendants.

There are 14 languages listed, 7 lost in Central America and 7 lost in the Caribbean.

Central America

Costa Rica

  • Chorotega

El Salvador

  • Cacaopera

Guatemala

  • Chicomuceltec

Honduras

  • Lenca

Nicaragua

  • Matagalpa
  • Monimbo
  • Subtiaba

The Caribbean

  • Ciguayo
  • Guanahatabey
  • Island Carib
  • Macorix (Northern and Southern dialects)
  • Shebaya
  • Taíno (Classic Taíno and Ciboney Taíno dialects)
  • Yao

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