Bora

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Booraa, Miamunaa, Miraña
Population

750 in Peru (2007 census). Ethnic population: 3,000 (Crevels 2007). Total users in all countries: 850.

Location

Loreto region: Ampiyacu, Putumayo, northeast Yaguasyacu rivers. 5 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Recognized language (2011, Law No. 29735, Preservation and Use of Original Languages of Peru).

Dialects

None known. Distinct from Bora Muinane [bmr] but related.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Speakers 20 and older. Also use Murui Huitoto [huu], Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Murui Huitoto [huu], Ocaina [oca], Resígaro [rgr].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Bilingual primary and secondary schools but classes generally taught in Spanish [spa]. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1982–2008.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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