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Shuar

A language of Ecuador

ISO 639-3jiv

Population  46,700 (2000). Ethnic population: 15,000 to 50,000 (Montaluisa).
Region  Southeastern jungle, Morona-Santiago Province.
Language map  Ecuador, reference number 17
Alternate names   Chiwaro, Jibaro, Jivaro, Shuara, Xivaro
Classification  Jivaroan
Language development  NT: 1976–1983.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Different from Achuar Jivaro [acu] of Peru. The people prefer to be called ‘Shuar’. SOV. Swidden, peasant agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.