Huambisa

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Huambiza, Wambisa
Population

9,330 (2000).

Location

North, high jungle of the Andes along Morona and Santiago rivers.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Similar to Aguaruna [agr] and Achuar-Shiwiar [acu].

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Most children acquire the language (2007). All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 50%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Dictionary. NT: 1975–2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.