Yabarana

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Yauarana, Yawarana
Population

20 (1977 E. Migliazza). Ethnic population: 320 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Amazonas, Manapiare river basin, above San Juan de Manapiare.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Curasicana (Orechicano), Wokiare (Guaiquiare, Guayqueri, Uaiquiare). Similar to Mapoyo [mcg] and Pémono [pev].

Typology

Ergative

Language Use

The ethnic group has been partially assimilated by the Piaroa [pid] (2007).

Other Comments

Distinct from Yabaana [ybn] of Brazil.