Yaruro language

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Region Venezuela
Ethnicity Yaruro people
Native speakers
7,900  (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yae
Glottolog pume1238[2]

The Yaruro language (also spelled Llaruro or Yaruru; also called Yuapín or Pumé) is an indigenous language spoken by Yaruro people, along the Orinoco, Sinaruco, Meta, and Apure rivers of Venezuela. It is not well classified; it may be an isolate, or distantly related to the extinct Esmeralda language.


  1. ^ Yaruro at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Pumé". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.