Huachipaeri

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A language of Peru

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

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

Location

Cusco Region, upper Madre de Dios and Keros rivers.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Arasairi, Huachipaire, Sapiteri, Toyeri (Toyoeri, Tuyuneri). Reportedly 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 Spanish [spa].