Ashéninka, South Ucayali

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A language of Peru

Population

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

Location

South Ucayali Region, upper Ucayali river and tributaries.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). 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: 1976–1986.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].