|1,600 (2007 census)|
Amarakaeri is an Amazonian language of the Harákmbut language family spoken in Peru along the Madre de Dios and Colorado Rivers. There is less than 1% literacy compared to 5 to 15% literacy in second language Spanish. There is one dialect called Kisambaeri. It is an official language and has a dictionary. Amarakaeri speakers include the Kochimberi, Küpondirideri, Wíntaperi, Wakitaneri, and Kareneri gold panning tribes. There is a common misconception is that Amarakaeri is an Arawakan language. Alternate names include Amarakaire, Amaracaire, and Mashco; the latter of which is considered a pejorative term.
Amarakaeri has 18 vowels.
All vowels have long forms. Except for /ɨ/, all vowels, both short and long forms, have nasalized forms.
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- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Amarakaeri". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- "SAPhon – South American Phonological Inventories". linguistics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
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