• Language: Piro
  • Alternate names: Yine, Chontaquiro, Simirinch, Manitereni, Maxineri, "Piro", Pirro, Pira, "Simirinche", Simiranch, Contaquiro
  • Language code: pib
  • Language family: Maipurean, Southern, Southern Outlier, Piro Piro (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 3,490
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Latin script.

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    Ethnologue has 3 "Piro" languages; it classifies Machinere (Manchinere, Manchineri, Manitenerí, Manitenére, Maxinéri) [mpb], Mashco Piro [cuj], and Yine (Piro, “Piro”, Pirro, Pira, “Simirinche”, Simiranch, Contaquiro) [pib] as separate languages, unlike other classifications (see Campbell 2012:75). Ethnologue says Machinere is distinct enough from Yine (Piro) “to need separate literature,” and that “Manitenére may be different from Machinere”.