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Achuar-Shiwiar

A language of Peru

ISO 639-3acu

Population  3,000 in Peru. Population total all countries: 5,000.
Region  Morona, Macusari, Tigre, Huasaga, and Corrientes rivers. Also in Ecuador.
Language map  Peru, reference number 1
Alternate names   Achual, Achuale, Achuar, Achuara, Jivaro, Maina
Dialects  Different from Shuar [jiv] (Jivaro) of Ecuador.
Classification  Jivaroan
Language use  Official language.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 1%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1981–1994.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SOV.

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Ecuador

Language name   Achuar-Shiwiar
Population  2,000 in Ecuador. Ethnic population: 5,000 (2000).
Region  Pastaza and Bobonaza River areas, 7 villages.
Language map  Ecuador, reference number 1
Alternate names  Achual, Achuale, Achuar, Achuara, Jivaro, Maina
Language use  Many also use some Shuar [jiv].
Comments  Swidden agriculturalists; hunter-gatherers; fishermen. Traditional religion.