Amahuaca language


Amahuaca language

language
name=Amahuaca
nativename=
states=Perú, Brazil
speakers=220-250 (2,000 SIL)
familycolor=American
fam2=Panoan
fam3=South-Central
fam4=Amahuaca
iso2=amc|iso3=amc

Amahuaca is an indigenous American Panoan-family language spoken by several dozen people in the Amazon Basin in Perú but up to 130 and also in Brazil by 220 people. It is also known as Amawaka, Amaguaco, Ameuhaque, Ipitineri, and Sayaco. The most closely related languages are Cashinahua and Shipibo. It is an official language. There are 20 monolinguals. 30% are literate and 50% are literate in Spanish. Amahuaca uses a Latin based script. Schools are bilingual, but the language has a negative connotation. A dictionary has been developed along with grammar rules and bible portions.

ee also

* Amhuaca people

References

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=amc Amahuaca at Ethnologue]


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