Mashco Piro language
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Mashco Puro is a Maipurean language spoken in Peru. It is also called Cujareño. It is very similar to the Piro, with an estimated 60% inherent intelligibility. Kaufman considered it a dialect of Piro; Aikhenvald suggests it may rather be a dialect of otherwise extinct Iñapari.
Language documentation is limited, since the Mascho Piro are highly nomadic hunter-gatherers who avoid contact with outsiders. The name Cujareño has been associated with the Panoan languages, though without much evidence.
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