Aymara language

native language in South America

The Aymara language is spoken by the Aymara tribe in Bolivia, Peru, and north of Chile. In Chile, only a third of thribe say that they speak it well. An inflected language, it is one of the few Native American languages that has over one million speakers.

Aymar aru
Native toBolivia, Peru and Chile.
EthnicityAymara people
Native speakers
(1.8 million in Bolivia cited 1987)
660,000 in Peru (2000–2006)
  • Aymara
Language codes
ISO 639-1ay
ISO 639-2aym
ISO 639-3aym – inclusive code
Individual codes:
ayr – Central Aymara
ayc – Southern Aymara
Geographic Distribution of the Aymara language

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