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Kashibo language

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Native to  Perú
Native speakers  1,200 (2007)
Ethnicity  Cashibo people
Language family  Panoan Mainline Panoan Cashibo
Dialects  Cashibo Cacataibo Rubo / Isunbo Nocaman
ISO 639-3  Either: cbr – Kashibo nom – Nocaman

Cashibo (Caxibo, Cacibo, Cachibo, Cahivo), Cacataibo, Cashibo-Cacataibo, Managua, or Hagueti is an indigenous language of Peru in the region of the Aguaytía, San Alejandro, and Súngaro rivers. It belongs to the Panoan language family.

Dialects are Kashibo (Kaschinõ), Rubo/Isunbo, Kakataibo, and Nokaman, which until recently had been thought to be extinct.

Statistics

The language is official along the Aguaytía, San Alejandro, and Súngaro rivers in Perú where it is most widely spoken. It is used in schools until third grade. There are not many monolinguals, although some women over the age of fifty are.

There is five to ten percent literacy compared to fifteen to twenty-five percent literacy in Spanish as a second language. A Cashibo-Cacataibo dictionary has been compiled, and there is a body of literature, especially poetry.

References

Kashibo language Wikipedia


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