Toba Qom

Toba Qom is a Guaicuruan language spoken by about 40,000 people mainly in Argentina, particularly in the east of Formosa and Chaco Provinces. There are also Toba Qom speakers in Paraguay, where is is known as Qom, and in Bolivia, where it is known as Qob or Toba-Qom. The language is also known as Chaco Sur, Toba, and Toba Sur.

Toba Qom has four dialect subgroups: Takshik, No'olganak, Lañagashik and Rapigemlek.

Toba Qom alphabet & pronunciation

Toba Qom alphabet & pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Toba Qom (Excel)

Sample text

'Enauac na naaxat shiỹaxauapi na mayipi huesochiguii qataq 'eeta'a't da l'amaqchic qataq da 'enec qataq ỹataqta ỹaỹate'n naua lataxaco qataq nua no'o'n nvilỹaxaco, qaq ỹoqo'oyi iuen da i 'oonolec ỹataqta itauan ichoxoden ca lỹa.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample video in Toba Qom


Information about the Toba Qom language and people

Guaicuruan languages

Kadiwéu, Mocoví, Pilagá, Toba Qom

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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