Candoshi-Shapra is a language isolate spoken in the Loreto Region of northern Peru, along the Chapuli, Huitoyacu, Pastaza and Morona rivers. In 2007 there were about 1,100 speakers of Candoshi-Shapra, which is also known as Candoshi, Candoxi, Kandoshi, Murato or Shapra.

There are two dialects of Candoshi-Shapra: Chapara, or Shapra, and Kandoashi, or Candoshi.

Candoshi-Shapra alphabet and pronunciation

Candoshi-Shapra alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Candoshi-Shapra

Sample text

Iy tpotsini ichigoroni kis tamam zadkini, vatam tpotsiniva. Vatam ichigoroni magini tarova; ashiriya chinakaniya. Ashirocha, zovalliatsich tamaparia-ashiros sanpata chinagtsa atiniya.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Sample of spoken Candoshi-Shapra

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Information about Candoshi-Shapra

Language isolates

Ainu, Basque, Burushaski, Candoshi-Shapra, Chitimacha, Eskayan, Haida, Karuk, Kawésqar, Keres, Kuot, Kusunda, Kutenai, Natchez, Nihali, Nivkh, Páez, Purepecha, Sandawe, Seri, Sumerian, Ticuna, Tiwi, Tunica, Urarina, Wardaman, Washo, Yaghan, Yuchi/Euchee, Zuni

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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