Language Snapshots

Iñapari (Peru) - Language Snapshot


  • Chris Rogers


Iñapari is an Arawak language spoken by four siblings in the village of Sabaluyoc along the Las Piedras River in the department of Madre de Dios, Peru. In catalogs and other literature, Iñapari is often incorrectly classified as being (possibly) extinct. In response to the lack of information, an intensive five-week field research scenario in July 2019 was conducted with the primary goal of ascertaining the vitality of the language and if possible to collect information and resources on its morphosyntax. Information was recorded through elicitation, conversation, and naturalistic storytelling. This paper outlines the current language ecology and ongoing research on the language.


IñapariArawak languageSabaluyocMadre de Dios, Peru
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 19
  • Page/Article: 9-16
  • DOI: 10.25894/ldd60
  • Published on 31 Dec 2020
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