• Language: Shipibo
  • Alternate names: Shipibo-Conibo, Shipibo-Konibo
  • Language code: shp
  • Language family: Panoan, Mainline, Shipibo (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 22,517
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script: Latin script.

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    Christian, traditional religion.

    Fleck (2013): Shipibo-Konibo is a single language with 3 dialects: Shipibo; Konibo (currently fused) and obsolescent Kapanawa of the Tapiche River (no longer spoken as an everyday language, but a few speakers remember it) (p. 11).Shipibo and Kapanawa of the Tapiche River share 90% of their vocabulary and have fewer phonological differences than American and British dialects of English (p. 17).The Kapanawas of the Tapiche River and the (Shipibo-)Konibos are so closely related linguistically that theirseparation must have taken place closer to 1600 a.d. (p. 21)..