Leco language

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Leko, Rik’a
Native to Bolivia
Region east of Lake Titicaca
Ethnicity 2,800 (2001)[1]
Native speakers
20 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lec
Glottolog leco1242[2]

Leco, also written as Leko, is a language isolate that, though long reported to be extinct, is spoken by 20–40 individuals in areas east of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. The Leco ethnic population is about 80.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Leco at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Leco". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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