Cocama-Cocamilla

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Cocama, Huallaga, Kokama, Pampadeque, Pandequebo, Ucayali, Xibitaoan
Population

250 in Peru (Crevels 2007). Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 15,000 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Loreto Region, northeast lower Ucayali, lower Marañon, and Huallaga rivers area.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Cocama, Cocamilla. Reportedly most similar to Omagua [omg].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Speakers 40 and older. Most have shifted to Castellano Sharapa, the variant of Spanish [spa] spoken locally. Used as L2 by Omagua [omg].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1961–1967.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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