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

Southern Vaupes Department, Pira-Paraná river and tributaries, Sõnanã, San Miguel, Piedra Ñi, Cachivera Pina, Pacoa, Mitú; Amazonas Department, south bank, Apaporis river.

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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

20% 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.