Kukama-Kukamiria

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Cocama, Cocama-Cocamilla, Huallaga, Kokama, Kokama-Kokamilya, Kukama, Pampadeque, Pandequebo, Ucayali, Xibitaoan
Population

250 in Peru (Crevels 2007). Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 15,000 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Loreto region: Huallaga, lower Marañon, and northeast lower Ucayali rivers’ area.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Cocamilla, Cocama. Reportedly most similar to Omagua [omg].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Speakers 40 and older. Most also use Charapa Spanish [spq]. Used as L2 by Omagua [omg].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 3%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1961–1967.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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