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Mashco Piro

A language of Peru

ISO 639-3: cuj

Population 20 to 100 (1976 SIL). All are completely monolingual.
Region Manu Park, Dept. of Madre de Dios. Cujar, Purus, Tahuamanu, Mishagua, and Piedras rivers. Extinct in Bolivia.
Alternate names   Cujareno, CujareƱo, "Mashco"
Dialects About 60% inherent intelligibility of Yine. "Mashco" is a derogatory name.
Classification Arawakan, Maipuran, Southern Maipuran, Purus
Language use Official language.
Comments Highly nomadic. Hunter-gatherers. Nearly extinct.