Urarina language

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Native to Peru
Region Loreto Region, Urarinas district.
Ethnicity Urarina people
Native speakers
3,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ura
Glottolog urar1246[2]
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Urarina is a language spoken in Peru, specifically in the Loreto Region of Northwest Peru, by the Urarina people. There are around 3,000 speakers.[1] It uses a Latin script. It is also known as Itucali, Simacu or Shimacu.[1]

It has a canonical word order of object–verb–subject.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c Urarina at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Urarina". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "WALS Online - Language Urarina". Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "WALS Online - Chapter Order of Subject, Object and Verb". Retrieved 11 January 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Wise, Mary Ruth. (1999). "Small Language Families and Isolates in Peru" in The Amazonian Languages. Dixon, R. M. W. and Aikhenvald, Alexandra (ed.)