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Language endangerment in South America: The clock is ticking.
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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

8,000

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Ethnic Population

10,000

Non-monolingual speakers

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Year of info

2012

Location and Context

Countries

Peru

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

8,000

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Year of info

2010

Location and Context

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Coordinates

-10.3743,-75.2343

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Location and Context

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Peru

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Location description

Spoken in the basins of the Palcazú, Calcazú, and Pachitea rivers, in the provinces of Puerto Inca (Huánuco Region), Oxapampa (Pasco Region), and Chanchamayo (Junín Region), in Peru.

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Script (Writing system)

Latin

Other writing systems

Spoken in the basins of the Palcazú, Calcazú, and Pachitea rivers, in the provinces of Puerto Inca (Huánuco Region), Oxapampa (Pasco Region), and Chanchamayo (Junín Region), in Peru.

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

9,830 (Unchanged 2016.)

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Ethnic Population

10,000

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Data from W. Adelaar (2000).

Year of info

2009

Location and Context

Countries

Peru;

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

~8,000

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Ethnic Population

10,000

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Year of info

2007

Location and Context

Countries

Peru

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Location description

Eastern foothills of the Andes, departments of Pasco and Junyn, headwaters of the Pachitea and Perene rivers

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Eastern foothills of the Andes, departments of Pasco and Junyn, headwaters of the Pachitea and Perene rivers

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Year of info

2005

Location and Context

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Coordinates

-10.5,-75.4166666667

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

9,831

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