Leco

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Leko, Rik’a
Population

20 (2001 S. van de Kerke). Ethnic population: 2,800 (DNPI 2001).

Location

Lake Titicaca east; Apolo area; scattered on Mapiri-Kaka river in Karura, Candelaria, Tutilimundi, and Uyapi; Coroico river in Trapichiponte in KeleKelera; Pucasucho, Inca, Trinidad, Mulihuara, Chirimayo, Muiri, Ilipana Yuyo, Munaypata, Irimo, Correo, Santo Domingo.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Speakers 60 and older. Intentionally shifting to Apolo Quechua [qul].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Some folklore, dances, and music preserved. Previously reported extinct linguistically.