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Enxet
Indigenous Group Enxet (Also known as: Enxet-Lamenxay, Lengua)
Location Paraguay, Chaco, Presidente Hayes Department, Boqueron
Estimated Population 16,000 (2000, Survival International)
Environment Forest / Arid
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic (Southern Lengua), Sedentary (Northern Lengua)
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer / Agriculture / Paid Labor / Handicraft Sales / Fishing / Animal Husbandry
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Lengua
Classification: Mascoian
Alternate names: Enxet
Dialects: Northern Lengua (Eenthlit, Vowak, Lengua Norte), Southern Lengua (Lengua Sur)
Website URLs Survival International: “Chaco Indians left without land”
Ford Foundation Report – Navigating the System
Tribes left to die in Paraguay's EC aid scandal
Ethnologue: Lengua, A Language of Paraguay
Cultural Survival – The Indigenous of the Paraguayan Chaco
NGOs Survival International
Cultural Survival
Tierra Viva – El Pueblo Enxet
Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

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