Language: Uru is an Uru-Chipayan language of Bolivia and Peru.
Though some Uru people call themselves "Puquinas," the Uru language is unrelated to the
ancient Puquina language.
Uru is still spoken today by only a few elders.
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Names:Uru is their name in the language of their Aymara neighbors. In their own language, they called themselves
Qhas qut suņi, which means "water people." The Urus have intermarried with the Aymaras and most Uru people speak Aymara
today, so Uru or Uma Jaqe (which means "water people" in Aymara) are more commonly used. Other spellings of these names include
Uro, Qhas qot zoņi, and Uma Jaqi.