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

Dialects

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.