Chipaya [cap] is an Uru-Chipaya language spoken by 1,000-1,500 people in the southern highlands of Bolivia. Chipaya speakers are undergoing shift to Spanish and Central Aymara.

During the filming of The Linguists, Living Tongues worked with some of the remaining speakers of Chipaya to record sample lexical and grammatical materials as well several long ethnographic texts on various topics of considerable detail. Funding is required to give these texts the time and analysis they deserve. Consultant names withheld by request.

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