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

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 (2007). All domains. All ages.

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.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.