Huachipaeri

Print

A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Huachipaire, “Mashco” (pej.), Wacipaire
Population

310 (2000). Ethnic population: 1,620, including Amarakaeri [amr] (Crevels 2007).

Location

Upper Madre de Dios and Keros rivers.

Language Maps
Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Arasairi, Huachipaire, Sapiteri, Toyeri (Toyoeri, Tuyuneri). Similar to Amarakaeri [amr]. Sapiteri integrating with Amarakaeri. Toyeri is similar to Sapiteri. Some Kisambaeri (Amarakaeri dialect) integrated with the Toyeri and others with Sapiteri. Manuquiari may be a subgroup of Toyeri or Huachipaeri. Pukirieri may be a subgroup of Toyeri or Arasairi. Arasairi is distinct from Amarakaeri or Huachipaeri; similar to Sapiteri.

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Still spoken by the children in some communities (2012). Also use some Spanish [spa].