Ashéninka, Perené

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Ashéninca, Perené, “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). Recognized language (1993, Constitution, Article 48).

Dialects

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

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Most also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 30%. Literacy rate in L2: 55%. Grammar. Bible portions: 2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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