Záparo

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A language of Ecuador

Alternate Names
Kayapi, Kayapwe, Sápara, Sáparo-Konambo, Zaparo, Zápara
Population

3 (2011 P. McLaren). 5 semi-speakers, all in their 80s (2011 P. McLaren). Ethnic population: 350 (Crevels 2012).

Location

Pastaza province: Peru border, between Curaray and Bobonaza rivers.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Shifting to Quichua. Elderly only.

Language Development
Classes in 2 schools. Language revival effort (Crevels 2007).
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Distinct from Andoa [anb] (Shimagae) of Peru.

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