Ashéninka, Pichis

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A language of Peru

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

12,000 (2001 SIL).

Location

Pasco, Ucayali, and Junin regions; Pichis and tributaries except Apurucayali.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

None known. Somewhat intelligible with other Ashéninka varieties.

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%. Literacy rate in L2: 35%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1996–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].