Uru

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Iru-Itu, Morato, Muratu, Uchumataqu
Population

No known L1 speakers (Crevels 2012). Last speaker died in 2004 (Crevels 2012). Ethnic population: 230 (Crevels 2012).

Location

La Paz department: Lake Titicaca, Desaguadero river area; Oruro department: Atahuallpa province.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Language Use

Shifted to Central Aymara [ayr] (Crevels 2007).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

There are 3 groups of Uru origin: Chipaya, Iru Itu, Murato. Of these only Chipaya have conserved the language (Crevels 2007).

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