Cuiba language


Cuiba is a Guahiban language spoken in Colombia and Venezuela. There are 2,300 people who speak it in Colombia and 650 in Venezuela.[3] More than half of Cuiba speakers do not speak any other language. In Colombia the literacy rate among Cuiba speakers is 45%.

Native toColombia, Venezuela
RegionMeta Casanare and Capanapara rivers (Colombia) Apure Division (Venezuela)
Native speakers
2,900 (2007–2008)[1]
  • Cuiba
Language codes
ISO 639-3cui


  1. Cuiba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Cuiba". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2016. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Nineteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version:, access date 23 February 2016