Iñapari language

Native to Peru
Native speakers
4 (1999)[1]
  • Southern

Official status
Official language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3 inp
Glottolog inap1242[2]

Iñapari is a critically endangered indigenous South American language spoken by just four people in Perú along the Las Piedras river near the mouth of the Sabaluyoq river. The language is already extinct in neighboring Bolivia. All four remaining speakers are bilingual in Spanish and none have any children, which will likely lead to its extinction once the speakers die. The Iñapari language currently has a published dictionary.[3][4]

The Pacaguara (Pacahuara) dialect described by Mercier was at least ethnically distinct. (But see Pacaguara language.)


  1. Iñapari at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Inaparic". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Datos de la lengua Iñapari. Parker, Stephen G., compiler. 1995. Documento de Trabajo, 27. Yarinacocha: Ministerio de Educación and Instituto Lingüístico de Verano. 208 p.
  4. A sketch of Iñapari phonology Parker, Steve. 1999. International Journal of American Linguistics 65: 1-39.

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