750 in Peru (Crevels 2007). Population total all countries: 1,150. Ethnic population: 1,000 (Crevels 2007).
Curanja and Purus rivers. Also in Brazil (Cashinahua).
5 (Developing). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).
Possibly most similar to Sharanahua [mcd].
SOV; postpositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives after noun heads; question word initial; 7 prefixes, 3 suffixes; ergative; lexical tone
All children acquire the language and learn to read and write in bilingual schools (2007). All ages. 5%–10% have routine proficiency in Spanish [spa].
Christian, traditional religion.