Asheninka Pajonal is an American indigenous language of the Arawakan family spoken in Peru by native people in the Central Gran Pajonal area. All but a few of the 12,000 people in the ethnic group are fluent. Other names for Asheninka Pajonal are Asheninca, Atsiri, Pajonal, and lasty the largely pejorative term, Campa. Pajonal is an official language in Peru throghout the are in which it is spoken as all languages are in this nation. The literacy rate is 20% compared to 15% for second language Spanish. Pajonal is one of 5 related Asheninka languages.
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