Bookkeeping: Maskoy Pidgin

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Retired in ISO 639-3:

  • Change request: 2013-011
  • ISO 639-3: mhh
  • Name: Maskoy Pidgin
  • Reason: non-existent
  • Effective: 2014-02-03

Excerpt from change request document:

There is no evidence to show that this language has ever existed. Different ethnic groups of the Enlhet-Enenlhet (or Maskoy) family certainly have lived together in the Puerto La Victoria area (just as in several other regions of the Chaco), but, as we observe in these contexts today (and as witnesses indicate regarding the Puerto La Victoria region in the past), no type of pidgin has developed. Either a dominant language has been used by all, or members of each group have used their own language and the others have developed the ability to understand it (a passive bi- or multilingualism). In addition, in areas of contact between Enlhet-Enenlhet languages, the ethnic groups of this family have quickly begun to speak Guarani with each other. In any case, today no Enlhet-Enenlhet language is spoken in the Puerto La Victoria region; ethnic groups belonging to the Enlhet-Enenlhet speak an adapted version of Paraguayan Guarani.

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