Yora

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Manu Park Panoan, Nahua, Parquenahua, Yoranahua, Yura, Yurahahua
Population

450 (Crevels 2011). Possibly another 400 uncontacted speakers on the Upper Piedras River (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 450 (Crevels 2011).

Location

Cusco and Ucayali regions: Sepahua on Urubamba river, Serjali on upper Mishagua; Madre de Dios region: Manu national park, on lower Cashpajali, upper Manu, and Panagua rivers.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Yaminahua [yaa] and Sharanahua [mcd].

Typology

SOV; postpositions; genitives, relatives, adjectives before noun head numerals after noun head; maximum prefix, 1; maximum suffix, 7 or 8; noun affixes indicate case; verb affixes mark person and number; ergative; CV, CVC, V, VC; tonal.

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Below 5%. Bible portions: 2007–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.

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