Amarakaeri

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Amaracaire, Amarakaire, “Mashco” (pej.)
Population

500 (1987 SIL). Ethnic population: 1,620 (Crevels 2007). Includes Huachipaeri [hug].

Location

Madre de Dios and Colorado rivers.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Kisambaeri. Harakmbet languages not Arawakan.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Still spoken by the children in some communities (2012). Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Dictionary. NT: 1986–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Ethnic subgroups: Kochimberi, Küpondirideri, Wíntaperi, Wakitaneri, Kareneri.