Omagua

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Agua, Anapia, Ariana, Cambeba, Cambeeba, Cambela, Campeba, Canga-Peba, Compeva, Kambeba, Macanipa, Omagua-Yete, Pariana, Umaua, Yhuata
Population

No known L1 speakers in Peru. Ethnic population: 630 (1976).

Location

Loreto Region, San Joaquín de Omaguas, San Salvador de Omaguas, El Porvenir, Grau, and other settlements on lower Marañón left bank, near Ucayali river mouth. Also in Brazil.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Most similar to Cocama-Cocamilla [cod].

Language Use

Persons 40 years old used to understand their parents but do not speak the language themselves (2007). No children. All also use Spanish [spa] or Cocama-Cocamilla [cod].

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