Omagua

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Agua, Anapia, Ariana, Cambeba, Cambeeba, Cambela, Campeba, Canga-Peba, Compeva, Kambeba, Macanipa, Omagua-Yete, Pariana, Umaua, Yhuata
Population

2 (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 630 (2007 census).

Location

Loreto region: El Porvenir, Grau, San Joaquín de Omaguas, San Salvador de Omaguas, and other settlements on lower Marañón left bank, near Ucayali river mouth.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Cocama-Cocamilla [cod].

Language Use

Persons 40 years old used to understand their parents but do not speak the language themselves (Crevels 2007). Elderly only. All also use Kukama-Kukamiria [cod], Spanish [spa].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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