Another Native American language (Pacahuara) becomes extinct with the death of the last native speaker. Two centuries ago, this language was an important tongue among Native Americans from the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. Two centuries later, however, French anthropologist Philippe Erikson said you could count the number of speakers of this language on one hand. It is believed that the rubber boom in the Amazon helped to wipe out the Native Brazilian populations. The Pacahuara language is now extinct, and what remains of the tribe speak the language of the neighbouring Chacobo group, but their language is going the same way – endangered with less than 500 speakers.
An attempt was made to interview the last speaker and somehow create materials to teach the younger generations but this came too late – she had already died.