Candoshi-Shapra

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Candoshi, Candoxi, Kandoshi, Murato
Population

1,120 (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 3,000 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Loreto Region, Morona, Pastaza, Huitoyacu, and Chapuli rivers.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Chapara (Shapra), Kandoashi. May be distantly related to Arawakan; probably not Jivaroan.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Language maintenance program and bilingual education program (Crevels 2007). All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1979–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].