Ashéninka, Ucayali-Yurúa

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Ucayali Ashéninca
Population

7,000 in Peru (2001 SIL). Population total all countries: 7,870.

Location

Ucayali river tributaries of Pachitea, Arruya, Shahuaya, Sheshea, Cohengua, Inuya; Yurúa river. Also in Brazil.

Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Somewhat intelligible with other Ashéninka varieties.

Typology

VSO

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 20%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2000.
Writing
Latin script.

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