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Arabela

A language of Peru

ISO 639-3arl

Population  50 (2002 SIL). Ethnic population: 500 (2002 SIL).
Region  Arabela River, tributary of Napo. 2 villages.
Language map  Peru, reference number 7
Alternate names   Chiripuno, Chiripunu
Classification  Zaparoan
Language use  Official language. Some ethnic group members understand but do not speak it. Seriously endangered. Also use Quechua or Spanish.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. NT: 1986.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Pananuyuri is a division of the Arabela. SOV. Nearly extinct.