Barasana-Eduria

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A language of Colombia

Alternate Names
Banera yae, Barasana, Barasano, Come masa, Comematsa, Edulia, Eduria, Hanera oka, Janera, Paneroa, Southern Barasano, Taibano, Taiwaeno, Taiwano
Population

1,890 (1993 census). 19 ethnic Taiwano (Eduria) (Crevels 2007).

Location

Southern Vaupés Department, Pira-Paraná river and tributaries, Sõnanã, San Miguel, Piedra Ñi, Cachivera Pina, Pacoa, Mitú. Jepa Matsi in Brazil may be dialect.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Barasana (Comematsa, Janera, Paneroa, Southern Barasano, Yebamasa), Eduria (Edulia, Taiwano). Similar to Macuna [myy] and Carapana [cbc] ( 2011 P. Jones). Lexical similarity: 98% between Eduria and Barasano; just some phonological differences.

Typology

OVS

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2001–2010.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Barasana and Eduria considered separate languages by the people, and distinct ethnic groups that can intermarry.