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Indigenous Communities from Peru

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Indigenous Group Uro (Also known as: Uru)
Location Peru, high in the Peruvian Andes on man-made floating islands on Lake Titicaca, Puno region
Estimated Population 3000 (2000, Wikipedia)
Environment Floating Islands
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer / Fishing / Handicraft Sales / Tourism
Level of Assimilation Traditional
Language Family Uru-Chipaya, (Almost Extinct)
Alternative Names: Uruquilla, Pukina

Dialects: Chipaya (Cap), Uru (Ure)

Aymaran, (Now commonly used)
Aymara Central, Aymara Southern, Jaquaru
Alternative Names:
Aymara, Aru, Haq'aru, Haqaru, Haqearu

Chilean Aymara is very close to La Paz, Bolivia dialect

Quechua, Puno
Quechuan, Quechua II, C
Alternative Names:
Quechua Qollaw, Quechua Collao

North Bolivian Quechua, Cailloma Quechua. Mutually intelligible with Cusco Quechua and North Bolivian Quechua: possibly sufficient to understand complex and abstract discourse
Website URLs National Geographic, Article: Rough Waters for Peruís Floating Islands
Indian cultures from around the world, Uros Indians
World And I, Article: The end of the Uros
Geocities, Article: Lake Titicaca
Hands around the World, textiles from the Uros
Peru Destinations, Article: Floating Islands of the Uros
Various links to sites about Uros Indians
Minor Languages of the Andes
A multimedia documentation of Uru-Chipaya languages and cultures in their territorial setting (Bolivia and Peru)
Ethnologue: Languages of Peru
Encarta: Language Families in South America
Passion for Peru: Information on Puno and Lake Titicaca
An Introduction to the language, history, religion and culture of the Aymara people
Peru Ecologico
The Rosetta Project
Cuture Focus.Com, Exploring the World
University of Bonn, Article: The Andean Uru-Chipaya Languages
NGOs UNPO (Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation), Article: Report on the 20th Session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations

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