Borôro

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A language of Brazil

Alternate Names
Boe, Eastern Bororo
Autonym
Boe Wadáru
Population

1,390 in Brazil (Crevels 2012). Ethnic population: 1,390 (Crevels 2012). Total users in all countries: 1,392.

Location

Mato Grosso state: Meruri, Sangradouro, Perigera.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Spoken by most of the ethnic group (Crevels 2007). Some young people, all adults. Most children are learning Bororo as L1. Also use Portuguese [por], increasingly by children and young people, especially in Meruri.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 15%–25%. Grammar. NT: 1993.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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