Barasana-Eduria

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Banera yae, Barasana, Barasano, Come masa, Comematsa, Edulia, Eduria, Hanera oka, Janera, Paneroa, Southern Barasano, Taibano, Taiwaeno, Taiwano
Population

1,890 (1993 census).

Location

Amazonas department: Apaporis river south bank; Vaupés department: Cachivera Pina, Mitú, Sõnanã, Pacoa, Piedra Ñi, San Miguel; Pira-Paraná river and tributaries.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Barasana (Comematsa, Janera, Paneroa, Southern Barasano, Yebamasa), Eduria (Edulia, Taiwano). Reportedly similar to Macuna [myy] and Carapana [cbc] (2011 P. Jones). Lexical similarity: 98% between Eduria and Barasano; just some phonological differences.

Typology

OVS.

Language Use

Some also use Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Waimaha [bao].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2001–2010.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Barasana and Eduria considered separate languages by the people, and distinct ethnic groups that can intermarry.

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