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Extinct: no
Family: Other
Branch: Andean-Equitorial
Continent: South-America
Country: Bolivia
Region: CENTRAL: Whole Altiplano west of eastern Andes. Some migration to the yungas and the lowlands. Also spoken in Argentina, Chile, Peru. SOUTHERN: From Lake Titicaca toward ocean.
Countries Where Spoken: CENTRAL: 1,785,000 in Bolivia (1987), 23.7% of the population. Population total all countries 2,200,000. Argentina, Chile, Peru. SOUTHERN: No estimate available.
Countries Where Official: Bolivia, Peru
Native Speakers: 2,200,000
Speakers Total: 2,200,000
Phrasebase members who speak Aymara at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Aymara at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Aymara: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Aymara: 0
Three Letter Code: AYM
Alternative Names: none
Summary: CENTRAL: Dictionary. Grammar. Churches are active in literacy. Openings in government schools for the use of Aymara literature. Radio programs. Traditional religion, Christian. Bible 1987-1993. SOUTHERN: Some important verb forms and vocabulary differences from Central Aymara. Dialect intelligibility needs investigation in Tacna and Moquegua (P. Landerman 1984). Limited bilingualism. Investigation needed: intelligibility.

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