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  • The Uru language, more specifically known as Iru-Itu, is the sole surviving language of the Uros, an Amerindian people. In 2004 it had 2 remaining native speakers out of an ethnic group of 140 people in the La Paz Department, Ingavi Province, near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, the rest having shifted to Aymara and Spanish. The language is close enough to the Chipaya language to sometimes be considered a dialect of that language. Olson mentions a variety of Uru spoken on the Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca. It is not clear if this was a dialect of Iru Itu or a separate Uru language.

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