Caquinte language

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Caquinte
Poyenisati
Native toPerú
Native speakers
500 (2012)Lyle Campbell; Verónica Grondona (27 January 2012). The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 214–. ISBN 978-3-11-025803-5.
Arawakan
  • Southern
Language codes
ISO 639-3cot
Glottologcaqu1242[1]

Caquinte (Caquinte Campa), also Poyenisati, is an Arawakan language of Peru. It is spoken along the Poyeni, Mayapo, Picha, Yori, and Agueni rivers, with some speakers along parts of the Sensa and Vitiricaya rivers, within Junín, Peru.[2] It is an endangered language.[3]

Caquinte people are a division of the Campa Indians. They mostly live outside the "regional cash economy". They raise manioc as protein staple, being a subsistence agricultural community. Their population approximates 1000 people, with "sporadic" outside contact.[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Caquinte". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Fabián Montoya Terrones (2002). Naciones amazónicas. Editorial San Marcos.
  3. ^ Lyle Campbell; Verónica Grondona (27 January 2012). The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 214–. ISBN 978-3-11-025803-5.
  4. ^ James Stuart Olson (1991). The Indians of Central and South America: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 73–. ISBN 978-0-313-26387-3.