Boruca

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A language of Costa Rica

Alternate Names
Boruka, Borunca, Brunca, Brunka, Burunca
Population

140 (2011 census). Ethnic population: 2,590 (2011 census).

Location

Puntarenas province: south coast between Golfito and Playa Bonita.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct). Recognized language (1999, Constitutional amendment, Article 76), Constitutional Court ruling April 2014 recognizing indigenous languages’ status.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Nearly all speak only Spanish [spa]. Elderly only. Also use Spanish [spa].

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