Shipibo-Conibo

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A language of Peru

Population

26,000 (2003 SIL).

Location

Loreto, Ucayali, and Huanuco regions; 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 (Crevels 2007). All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Isconahua [isc].

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

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.