Amarakaeri

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Amaracaire, Amarakaire, Kareneri, Kochimberi, Küpondirideri, “Mashco” (pej.), Wakitaneri, Wintaperi
Population

1,910 (2007 census). Ethnic population: 1,620 (Crevels 2007). Includes Huachipaeri [hug].

Location

Madre de Dios region: Madre de Dios and Colorado rivers.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Kisambaeri. Harakmbet languages not Arawakan.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Still spoken by the children in some communities (2012). Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%. Dictionary. NT: 1986–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Amarakaeri and Huachipaeri [hug] are considered to be dialects of the same language, Harakbut.

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