Cavineña

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A language of Bolivia

Alternate Names
Kavinenya
Population

600 (Crevels 2012). Ethnic population: 1,680 (Crevels 2012).

Location

El Beni department: Baqueti, Bolívar, California, Candelaria, El Choro, Francia, Galilea, Misión Cavinas, Natividad, Pando, Paraíso, Peña Guarayo, San José, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Catalina; southeast of Riberalta along Beni river.

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Language Status

6b* (Threatened).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Cavineña highly conserved in the communities, except in Riberalta where children are not learning it (Crevels 2007). Also use Spanish [spa], increasingly.

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1985–2012.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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