Achuar-Shiwiar

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Achual, Achuale, Achuar, Achuara, Jivaro, Maina
Population

3,000 in Peru. Population total all countries: 7,000. Majority are monolingual.

Location

Northwest Loreto Region on the Ecuador border, between Morona and Tigre rivers.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

None known. Different from Shuar [jiv] (Jivaro) of Ecuador.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Bilingual education program. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 1%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1981–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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