Language name: PAYA
UPSID number: 6854
Alternate name(s):
Classification: South American, Chibchan
This language has 28 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.439974659 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p "t k kW ? b h "s S m "n nj "r[ "r "l j w w~ i "e a "o u i~ "e~ a~ "o~ u~
Comment: Paya is spoken in the Olancho department of Honduras. It is possible that some diphthongs and long vowel segments should be recognized. /d,g/ occur in recent Spanish loans.
Source(s): Holt, D.G. 1986. The Development of the Paya Sound-System. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, Los Angeles.

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