Aguano language

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Native to Peru
Ethnicity Aguano people
Extinct (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 aga
Glottolog agua1251[1]

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; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Aguano". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.