Leco language

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Not to be confused with Leko languages.
Leko, Rik’a
Native to Bolivia
Region east of Lake Titicaca
Ethnicity 2,800 (2001)
Native speakers
20  (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lec
Glottolog leco1242[2]

Leco, also written as Leko, is a language isolate that, though long reported to be extinct, is spoken by 20–40 individuals in areas east of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. The Leco ethnic population is about 80.


  1. ^ Leco at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Leco". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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