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A language of Peru

ISO 639-3cod

Population  2,000 in Peru (2000 W. Adelaar). Few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 2,050. Ethnic population: 15,000 in Peru (2000 W. Adelaar).
Region  Northeast lower Ucayali, lower Marañon, and Huallaga rivers area. Also in Brazil, Colombia.
Language map  Peru, reference number 27
Alternate names   Cocama, Huallaga, Kokama, Pampadeque, Pandequebo, Ucayali, Xibitaoan
Dialects  Cocamilla, Cocama. Most similar to Omagua [omg].
Classification  Tupi, Tupi-Guarani, Subgroup III
Language use  Official language. Older adults only.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 3%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1961–1967.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  SOV. Traditional religion, Christian.

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Language name   Cocama-Cocamilla
Population  50 in Brazil (2000 C. Jensen). Ethnic population: 411 in Brazil (2000 D. Moore).
Region  Amazonas.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 27
Alternate names  Cocama, Kokama
Dialects  Cocama, Cocamilla (Kokamilla, Pambadeque), Xibitaona.
Language use  In Brazil, trilingual in Spanish [spa], Portuguese [por], and Cocama.


Language name   Cocama-Cocamilla
Population  Ethnic population: 793 in Colombia.
Region  Lower Putumayo.
Language map  Southern Colombia
Alternate names  Cocama, Kokama
Language use  Also use Spanish or Portuguese.
Comments  Intermarriage with Colombian mestizos, Tikunas, Yaguas, and Huitotos.