Cañari language

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RegionEcuadoran Andes
Extinctearly Colonial era
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Cañar or Cañari is a poorly attested extinct language of the Marañón River basin in Ecuador which is difficult to classify, apart from being apparently related to Puruhá, though it may have been Chimuan or Barbacoan. (See Cañari–Puruhá languages.) It was the original language of the Cañari people before its replacement by Kichwa and later Spanish.


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