Achuar-Shiwiar

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A language of Ecuador

Alternate Names
Achiar Chicham, Achual, Achuale, Achuar, Achuar-Shiwiara, Achuara, Jivaro, Maina, Mayna
Autonym
Achuar Chicham, Shiwiar Chicham
Population

3,520 (Crevels 2011). 2,940 Achuar and 580 Shiwiar (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 6,200 (2012 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 7,940.

Location

Morona-Santiago province: Taisha canton, Huasaga; Pastaza province: Pastaza canton, Montalvo and Simón Bolívar communities. Between Conambo, Macuma, and Pindoyacu rivers, north to Achuar, Alto Corrientes, and Pindoyacu communities, south to Peru border.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Home. All ages. Many also use Northern Pastaza Quichua [qvz]. Also use Shuar [jiv], Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1981–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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