Cahuapanan languages

Cahuapanan languages

Cahuapanan
Kawapanan
Geographic
distribution:
Peru
Linguistic classification: Macro-Jibaro ?
  • Cahuapanan
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: cahu1265[1]

The Cahuapanan languages include two languages, Chayahuita and Jebero. They are spoken by more than 11,300 people in Peru. Chayahuita is spoken by most of that number, but Jebero is almost extinct.

  • Chayahuita or Chawi (also known or rendered as Balsapuertino, Cahuapa, Chayabita, Chayawita, Chayhuita, Tshaahui, Paranapura, Shayabit)
    • Chayahuita dialect
    • Cahuapana dialect
  • Jebero (also known or rendered as Chebero, Xebero, Xihuila)

Glottolog classifies the extinct language