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The Uru–Chipaya family is an indigenous language family of Bolivia.

Uru–Chipaya
Uruquilla
EthnicityUru
Geographic
distribution
Lakes Titicaca and Poopo, Bolivia
Linguistic classificationOne of the world's primary language families
Subdivisions
Glottologuruc1242[1]
Chipaya - mapa etnia.svg
Current distribution of Uru-Chipaya-speaking peoples

The speakers were originally fishermen on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Lake Poopo, and the Desaguadero River.

Chipaya has over a thousand speakers and sees vigorous use in the native community, but all other Uru languages or dialects are extinct.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Uru–Chipaya". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.