Yaruro language

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Yaruro
Pumé
Region Venezuela
Ethnicity Yaruro people
Native speakers
7,900  (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yae
Glottolog pume1238[2]

The Yaruro language (also spelled Llaruro or Yaruru; also called Yuapín or Pumé) is an indigenous language spoken by Yaruro people, along the Orinoco, Sinaruco, Meta, and Apure rivers of Venezuela. It is not well classified; it may be an isolate, or distantly related to the extinct Esmeralda language.

Notes[edit]

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