Lapachu language

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Native to Bolivia
Region Apolobamba
Extinct data was gathered in the 1970s; it is possible there are still a few very old speakers[1]
  • Southern
    • Bolivia–Parana?
      • Lapachu
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog apol1242[2]

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. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Apolista". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.