Baré

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Arihini, Barauana, Barauna, Barawana, Cunipusana, Ihini, Maldavaca, Mitua, Yavita
Population

240 in Venezuela (2011 W. Largo). Ethnic population: 2,790 (1998).

Location

Extreme southwest at Colombia border, Amazonas, along the upper Río Negro from Brazil-Venezuela border to Casiquiare Canal, Maroa. Also in Brazil.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Shifting to Spanish [spa] or Nhengatu [yrl].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

‘Baré’ is also a cover term for separate languages: Baré, Mandahuaca [mht], Guarequena [gae], Baniwa [bwi], and Piapoco [pio].

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