Ashéninka, South Ucayali

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A language of Peru

Population

13,000 (2002 SIL). Ethnic population: 14,000 (2002 SIL).

Location

Ucayali region: upper Ucayali river and tributaries.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

None known. Most closely related to Pajonal Ashéninka [cjo].

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 15%. Literacy rate in L2: 35%. Bible portions: 1976–2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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