Cashibo-Cacataibo

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Cachibo, Cacibo, Cahivo, Caxibo, Hagueti, Managua
Population

1,150 (Crevels 2007). Some women over 50 monolingual. Ethnic population: 1,500 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Ucayali, Loreto, and Huanuco regions; Aguaytía, San Alejandro, and Súngaro rivers.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Cacataibo de Mariscal, Cacataibo de Sinchi Roca, Cashibo.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All children acquire the language (Crevels 2007). All domains. All ages. 2,500 also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Dictionary. NT: 1978–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.