Chayahuita is a Cahuapanan language spoken in the department of Loreto in the north of Peru, mainly along the Sillay, Cahuapanas and Panapura rivers and their tributaries in the province of Alto Amazonas. In 2007 there were about 7,900 speakers of Chayahuita.
In some areas there is bilingual education in Chayahuita and Spanish and most Chayahuita-speaking parents pass their language on to their children, although some only speak Spanish with their children.
Ya'ipi piyapinpoa' capini noya ninosorocaso' ya'huërin. Ya'ipinpoa' yonquirëhua'. Noya nicacaso' nitotërëhua'. Napoaton iyanpoa pochin ninosorocaso' ya 'huërin.
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)
Information about the Chayahuita language
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