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: 450 Murato, 140 Iru Itu (Crevels 2007).
Oruro Department, Atahuallpa province, near Lake Titicaca, near where the Desaguadero river comes out of Titicaca, near Iruitu.
8b (Nearly extinct).
The Murato have shifted completely to Central Aymara [ayr] (2007).