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Language endangerment in South America: The clock is ticking
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Vulnerable

Native Speakers Worldwide

50,102

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50,102

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There are 35,000 speakers (and ethnic population) in Brazil (2008), 7,102 speakers (and ethnic population) in Colombia (2001) and 8,000 speakers in Peru.

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2012

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Brazil, Colombia, Peru

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35,000

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2010

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-4.3464,-70.0048

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Peru; Brazil; Colombia

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Spoken in the basins of the Amazonas, Mayoruna, and Yaguas rivers, in the department of Loreto in Peru; also spoken in Brazil and Colombia.

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Spoken in the basins of the Amazonas, Mayoruna, and Yaguas rivers, in the department of Loreto in Peru; also spoken in Brazil and Colombia.

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Native Speakers Worldwide

48,600

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32,600 in Brazil (1998 ISA). 8,000 in Colombia (2000 SIL)

Year of info

2009

Location and Context

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Brazil; Colombia; Peru;

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Brazil: West Amazonas. Peru: Northeast Amazon River region, from Chimbote in Peru to San Antonio do Iça in Brazil. Vaupes Department, Pira-Paraná headwaters and upper Papurí.

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Brazil: West Amazonas. Peru: Northeast Amazon River region, from Chimbote in Peru to San Antonio do Iça in Brazil. Vaupes Department, Pira-Paraná headwaters and upper Papurí.

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Native Speakers Worldwide

47,200

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32,600 in Brazil; 6,600 in Colombia; 8,000 in Peru

Year of info

2016

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Brazil, Colombia, Peru

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Spanish; Portuguese

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6,000-8,000

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39,198

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6,585 members in Colombia 32,613 (1998) member in Brazil

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2007

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Brazil, Peru and Colombia

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2005

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-4.0,-70.5

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41,000

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