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Aymara speaking countries

Aymara is an official language in Bolivia and Peru and is spoken in Chile as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Aymara language (native name: aymar aru) has its roots in the Aymaran language family.

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 15 percent is in Bolivia. A total of about 2.5 million people worldwide speak Aymara as their mother tongue.
Distribution Aymara

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
BoliviaSouth Americayes14.6 %1,764,000
PeruSouth Americayes1.7 %573,000
ChileSouth Americano0.8 %156,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Aymara as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.