Aguano language

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Native toPeru
Ethnicity40 Aguano families in Santa Cruz de Huallaga.
Language codes
ISO 639-3aga

Aguano is a possible extinct language of Peru. Loukotka (1968) classified it as Chamicuro, but Chamicuro speakers say that the Aguano language was not the same as theirs, but rather that the Aguano people spoke Quechua (Wise 1987).

Alternate spellings are Uguano, Aguanu, Awano; it has also been called Santa Crucino. Mason (1950) listed three Aguano groups, Aguano proper (including Seculusepa/Chilicawa and Melikine/Tivilo), Cutinana, and Maparina.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Aguano". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.