Taushiro language

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Region Peru
Ethnicity 20 (2002?)[1]
Native speakers
1 (2002)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 trr
Glottolog taus1253[3]

Taushiro, also known as Pinche or Pinchi, is a nearly extinct possible language isolate of the Peruvian Amazon near Ecuador. In 2000 SIL counted one speaker in an ethnic population of 20. Documentation was done in the mid-1970s by Neftalí Alicea.

Following Tovar (1961), Loukotka (1968), and Tovar (1984), Kaufman (1994) notes that while Taushiro has been linked to the Zaparoan languages, it shares greater lexical correspondences with Kandoshi and especially with Omurano. In 2007 he classified Taushiro and Omurano (but not Kandoshi) as Saparo–Yawan languages.


  1. ^ Taushiro language at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ Taushiro at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Taushiro". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.