Bora

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A language of Peru

Alternate Names
Bora-Miranya, Meamuyna, Miamuna’a, Miranas, Miranya, Miraña, Mïamuna
Autonym
Booraa, Miamunaa
Population

750 in Peru (2007 census). Ethnic population: 750 (2007 census). Total users in all countries: 1,350.

Location

Loreto region: Ampiyacu, Putumayo, northeast Yaguasyacu rivers. 5 villages.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Distinct from Bora Muinane [bmr] but related.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Adults only. Also use Murui Witoto [huu], Spanish [spa]. Used as L2 by Murui Witoto [huu], Ocaina [oca], Resígaro [rgr].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%. Bilingual primary and secondary schools but classes generally taught in Spanish [spa]. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1982–2008.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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