Baure language

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Native toBolivia
Ethnicity980 (2006)[1]
Native speakers
40[2] (2007)[1]
  • Southern
    • Bolivia–Parana
      • Moxos
        • Bauré
  • Joaquiniano
Language codes
ISO 639-3brg

Bauré is an Arawakan language native to Bolivia. The language is nearly extinct. It is spoken by only 40 of the thousand Baure people. These people live in the Beni Department northwest of Magdalena, Bolivia. Some parts of the Bible have been translated into Baure. Most Baure people now speak Spanish.

Baure has an active–stative syntax.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bauré at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2016. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Nineteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version:, access date 23 February 2016
  3. Aikhenvald, "Arawak", in Dixon & Aikhenvald, eds., The Amazonian Languages, 1999.

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