Záparo

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A language of Ecuador

Alternate Names
Kayapwe, Sápara, Zápara
Population

5 (2007 UNESCO). About 20 elderly Záparo still have some variable degree of knowledge of the language (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 200 (2007 UNESCO).

Location

Pastaza Province, Peru border, between Curaray and Bobonaza rivers.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Shifting to Quichua. Language revival effort (Crevels 2007). Speakers all over 70 years old.

Language Development
Classes in 2 schools.
Other Comments

Distinct from Andoa [anb] (Shimagae) of Peru.