35 (2002 SIL), decreasing. 1 monolingual. Ethnic population: 230 (Crevels 2007).
Loreto Region, Pintoyacu, Nanay, and Chambira rivers; San Antonia and Atalaya.
Pintuyacu. Similar to Cahuarano [cah].
Older adults. Negative attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].
In 1958–1966 there were 100 speakers on the verge of extinction and acculturation to Spanish-speaking society. Children understood but did not speak, adults were bilingual with Spanish, older people understood Spanish, but only spoke Iquito. Speakers died from measles, whooping cough, and pneumonia. The rubber boom and landowner (patron) system had devastating effects. Christian.