2 (Adelaar 2004). There are 3 groups of Uru origin: Chipaya, Iru Itu, Murato. Of these only Chipaya have conserved the language. The 1994 census has surprisingly shown that 59 of the 142 Iru Itu contended to know the language, which in reality is spoken by a few elders (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 590 (Crevels 2007). 450 Murato, 140 Iru Itu.
La Paz Department, south tip, Lake Titicaca, Desaguadero river area; Oruro Department, Atahuallpa province.
8b (Nearly extinct).
The Murato have shifted completely to Central Aymara [ayr] (Crevels 2007).