Urarina language

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Urarina
Native to Peru
Region Loreto Region, Urarinas district.
Ethnicity Urarina people
Native speakers
3,000  (2002)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ura
Glottolog urar1246[2]
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Urarina is a language spoken in Peru, specifically in the Loreto Region of Northwest Peru, by the Urarina people. There are only around 3000 speakers alive today according to the 2002 Ethnologue.[3] It uses a Latin script. It is also known as Itucali, Simacu or Shimacu.[4]

It has a canonical word order of object–verb–subject which is very rare among the world's languages.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Urarina at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Urarina". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
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  6. ^ Wals.info
  • Wise, Mary Ruth. (1999). "Small Language Families and Isolates in Peru" in The Amazonian Languages. Dixon, R. M. W. and Aikhenvald, Alexandra (ed.)