Lapachu language

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Native to Bolivia
Region Apolobamba
Extinct (date missing)
  • Southern
    • Bolivia–Parana?
      • Lapachu
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog apol1242[1]

Lapachu, also known as Apolista, is an extinct Arawakan language of Bolivia. Aikhenvald (1999) classifies it together with Terena, Moxos, and related languages. It is not clear from surviving descriptions whether it was one language or two.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Apolista". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.