Asháninka

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Asháninca, “Campa” (pej.)
Population

26,000 (2000 SIL). Ethnic population: 26,000 (2000 SIL).

Location

Junin, Ayacucho, Cusco, Apurimac, and Ucayali regions; Apurimac, Ene, Perene, and Tambo rivers and tributaries.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Ashéninka varieties, Caquinte [cot] and Machiguenga [mcb].

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Caquinte [cot], Nomatsiguenga [not], Yine [pib].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Dictionary. NT: 1972–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].