Baré

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A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Arihini, Balé, Barauana, Barauna, Barawana, Cunipusana, Ihini, Maldavaca, Mitua, Yavita
Population

A few elders. 2 semi-speakers (Crevels 2007). Ethnic population: 2,820 (Crevels 2011). Total users in all countries: 2.

Location

Amazonas state: Maroa town; upper Río Negro from Brazil-Venezuela border to Casiquiare Canal, extreme southwest at Colombia border.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Shifting to Spanish [spa] or Nhengatu [yrl].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

‘Baré’ is also a cover term for separate languages: Baré, Mandahuaca [mht], Guarequena [gae], Baniwa [bwi], and Piapoco [pio].

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