Chachi Bible - New Testament

Chachi Bible - New Testament

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Chachi Bible - New Testament

Cha'palaa (also known as Chachi or Cayapa) is a Barbacoan language spoken in northern Ecuador by ca. 3000 ethnic Chachi people. "Cha'palaa" means "language of the Chachi people." This language was described in part by the missionary P. Alberto Vittadello, who, by the time his description was published in Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1988, had lived for seven years among the tribe. Cha'palaa has agglutinative morphology, with a Subject-Object-Verb word order. Cha'palaa is written using the Latin alphabet, making use of the following graphemes: A, B, C, CH, D, DY, E, F, G, GU, HU, I, J, L, LL, M, N, Ñ, P, QU, R, S, SH, T, TS, TY, U, V, Y, and ' The writing system includes four simple vowels, and four double vowels: