Ashéninka, Perené

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Asheninka, Perené Ashéninca, “Perené Campa” (pej.)
Population

300 (Mihas 2014). Ethnic population: 5,500 (2001 SIL).

Location

Junin region: upper Perené river.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Phonological and grammatical differences from other Asheninka varieties.

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults. Most also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 30%. Literacy rate in L2: 55%. Grammar. NT: 2015.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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