There are approximately 3,000 to 4,000 Yagua people in northeastern Peru. Modernly they live near the Amazon, Napo, and Yavari Rivers and their tributaries. Ethnographic descriptions of the Yagua are found in Fejos (1943) and P. Powlison (1985). The history and migrations of the Yagua are described in Chaumeil (1983). As of 2005, apparently some Yagua have migrated northward to Colombia, near the town of Leticia.
The Yagua language is a member of the Peba-Yaguan language family. The language is documented in various works by Paul Powlison, Esther Powlison, Doris L. Payne, and Thomas E. Payne.
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