Achuar-Shiwiar

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A language of Peru

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

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

Location

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

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Different from Shuar [jiv] (Jivaro) of Ecuador.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Bilingual education program. All ages.

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

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