Cavineña

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A language of Bolivia

Population

1,680 (2006 PIB). Ethnic population: 2,950 (DNPI 2001).

Location

North Bolivia, southeast of Riberalta, along Beni River; east of the Beni; 500 in Pando west of the Beni; in the communities of Baqueti, Bolívar, California, Galilea, Candelaria, Misión Cavinas, Natividad, Paraíso, Peña Guarayo, Santa Catalina, San Juan, San José, San Miguel, Francia, El Choro.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Cavineña highly conserved in the communities, except in Riberalta where children are not learning it (2007). Increasingly also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1985–2012.
Writing
Latin script.