Jebero

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Chebero, Shiwilu, Xebero, Xihuila
Population

2,500 (2006). Ethnic population: 2,000 to 3,000 (2000 W. Adelaar).

Location

Loreto Region, Alto Amazonas province, Jeberos district, between Marañon and Huallaga rivers.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Children acquire the language if their parents are bilingual in Jebero and Spanish [spa], but usually shift to Spanish because of the absence of a bilingual education program (2007). Speakers 30 and older. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1959.
Writing
Latin script.