Shipibo-Conibo

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A language of Peru

Population

26,000 (2003 SIL).

Location

Northeast middle Ucayali river area, Painaco, Requena, Sur Bolognesi, and Pisqui opposite Contamana.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

Conibo (Coniba), Pisquibo, Shetebo (Manoita, Setebo, Setibo, Xitibo), Shipibo (Alto Ucayali), Shipibo del Madre de Dios.

Language Use

Language and culture are conserved within the ethnic group (2007). All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1983–2012.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.