L1 users: 50 (Crevels 2007). Some may be in voluntary isolation (2013 Ministry of Education). No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 390 (2007 census).
Loreto region: Tapiche-Buncuya rivers area.
Pahenbaquebo. Lexical similarity: 50%–60% with Shipibo [shp].
Few children speakers: one-third have passive knowledge but generally do not acquire Capanahua (Crevels 2007). Use of Spanish between two Capanahua speakers can be interpreted as rejecting the other person as an outsider. Adults in the home. Also use Spanish [spa].
Latin script [Latn].
“Capacho” is a pejorative term. Christian, traditional religion.