Ashéninka, Pajonal

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Ashéninca, Atsiri, “Campa” (pej.), Pajonal
Population

12,000 (2002 SIL). Ethnic population: 12,000 (2002 SIL).

Location

Junin, Pasco, and Ucayali regions: central Gran Pajonal area.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Almost all speak the language. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 20%. Literacy rate in L2: 40%. NT: 2002–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].