Shuar language

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Not to be confused with Shiwiar language from Peru and Ecuador.
Native to Ecuador
Ethnicity Shuar
Native speakers
35,000  (2007)[1]
  • Shuar
Language codes
ISO 639-3 jiv
Glottolog shua1257[2]

Shuar, the cultures official name and language, which literally means "People", also known by such derogatory terms as Chiwaro, Jibaro, Jivaro, or Xivaro, which literally translated mean "savage" is an indigenous language spoken in the Southeastern jungle of the Morona-Santiago Province and Pastaza Province in Ecuador.


  1. ^ Shuar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Shuar". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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