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Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz
Native to "Argentina, "Bolivia
Ethnicity "Wichí people
Native speakers
(25,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
"ISO 639-3 wlv
"Glottolog wich1263[2]

Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz is a Mataco-Guaicuru language of Argentina and Bolivia. Speakers are concentrated in northern parts of "Chaco, "Formosa, "Salta, "Jujuy Provinces, as well as west of Toba, the upper "Bermejo River valley, and "Pilcomayo River. The language is also called Mataco Vejoz and Vejos.

The Wichí languages are predominantly "suffixing and "polysynthetic; verbal words have between 2 and 15 morphemes. Alienable and inalienable "possession is distinguished. The phonological inventory is large, with simple, "glottalized and "aspirated "stops and "sonorants. The number of "vowels varies with the language (five or six).

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  1. ^ Wichí Lhamtés Vejoz at "Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wichi Lhamtes Vejoz". "Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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