Arabela

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Chiripuno, Chiripunu, Tapueyocaca
Population

50 (2002 SIL). Ethnic population: 400 (2007 census).

Location

Loreto region: Arabela river, tributary of the Napo. 2 villages.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Some ethnic group members understand but do not speak it. Seriously endangered. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%. Dictionary. NT: 1986–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Pananuyuri is a division of the Arabela.

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