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 (2001 DNPI).

Location

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

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Speakers 60 and older.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

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

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