Paraujuano is an Arawakan language spoken by Lake Maracaibo in Zulia State in the northwest of Venezuela. According to the 2011 census, there are 21,000 Paraujuano people, but only 1 native speaker of Paraujuano. There are also a few elderly people who speak the language to some extent, and efforts are being made to revive the language. These include teaching Paraujuano in a number of primary schools, and cultural organizations.
The name Paraujuano means 'people of the sea' and comes from neighbouring Guajiro language. The Paraujuano call themselves Anu͂, which means 'people'. The language is also known as Parauhano, Parahujano, Parujano, Anyú, Añú or Añún.
Some details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum
Information about Paraujuano
http://saber.ucv.ve/bitstream/123456789/2541/1/TRABAJO DE GRADO HABLEMOS AÑU GERMAN NOVELLI (1).pdf
Achagua, Apurinã, Arawak, Asháninka, Ashéninka, Baniwa, Baniwa of Guainía, Baure, Caquinte, Chamicuro, Curripaco, Garifuna, Iñapari, Machiguenga, Nanti, Nomatsiguenga, Paraujuano, Paresi, Pauna, Piapoco, Taíno, Tariana, Terêna, Wayuu, Yanesha', Yucuna
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