Chapter 4 Bolivia

Figure 4.1: Indigenous languages of Bolivia and their speakers

CUATION: The proportion that speaks Spanish is very likely an underestimate. The census questionnaire allows up to five languages to be listed, but the available data only lists one language, the ‘most important language,’ so many additional speakers could also speak Spanish without it being reflected in this table if they listed their indigenous language as their ‘most important language’ instead of Spanish.

The data does not specify whether literacy refers to Spanish literacy or literacy in the indigenous language.

Figure 4.2: Map of indiegnous languages with over 200,000 speakers in Bolivia