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Omagua

A language of Peru

ISO 639-3omg

Population  10 to 100 in Peru (1976 SIL). Ethnic population: 627 (1976).
Region  Omaguas near Iquitos. Also in Brazil.
Language map  Peru, reference number 61
Alternate names   Agua, Anapia, Ariana, Cambeba, Cambeeba, Cambela, Campeba, Canga-Peba, Compeva, Kambeba, Macanipa, Omagua-Yete, Pariana, Umaua, Yhuata
Dialects  Most similar to Cocama-Cocamilla [cod].
Classification  Tupi, Tupi-Guarani, Subgroup III
Language use  Official language. No children. All also use Spanish or Cocama-Cocamilla [cod].
Comments  Also in Brazil. Nearly extinct.

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Brazil

Language name   Omagua
Population  156 (2000 ISA) may refer to the whole ethnic population. Ethnic population: 156.
Region  Amazonas.
Language map  Brazil, reference number 26
Alternate names  Agua, Anapia, Ariana, Cambeba, Cambela, Campeba, Canga-Peba, Compeva, Janbeba, Macanipa, Omagua-Yete, Pariana, Umaua, Yhuata
Dialects  Aizuare (Aissuari), Curacirari (Curazicari), Curucicuri (Curuzicari), Paguana (Paguara).
Comments  Nearly extinct.
 
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