Awajún

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Aguajún, Aguaruna, Ahuajún, Awajunt
Autonym
Awajún
Population

53,400 (2007 census), increasing. Ethnic population: 55,400 (2007 census).

Location

Amazonas, Cajamarca, Loreto, and San Martin regions: upper west Marañon river area; Cahuapanas, Mayo, and Potro rivers.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Also used by Spanish and Quechuas in the area. All domains. Oral and written use in commerce. Letters. All ages. Many also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 60%–90%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Primary education begins in Aguaruna. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1973–2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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