Kakataibo-Kashibo

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Aincacatai, Cachibo, Cacibo, Cahivo, Cashibo-Cacataibo, Caxibo, Hagueti, Incauncanibo, Kashibo, Managua
Population

1,900 (2007 census). Some women over 50 monolingual. Ethnic population: 1,900 (2007 census).

Location

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

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Kakataibo de Mariscal, Kakataibo de Sinchi Roca (Kashibo de Sungaroyacu, Kashibo del Alto Aguaytía), Cashibo.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

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

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 69%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Dictionary. NT: 1978–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Some are in voluntary isolation in the headwaters of the Pisqui, Aguaytía, San Alejandro, Sungaruyacu and Pozuzo rivers. Traditional religion, Christian.

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