Yabarana

Print

A language of Venezuela

Alternate Names
Yauarana, Yawarana
Population

20 (1977 E. Migliazza). Ethnic population: 320 (Crevels 2007).

Location

Amazonas state: Manapiare river basin, above San Juan de Manapiare.

Language Maps
Language Status

8a (Moribund). Recognized language (2008, Indigenous Languages Law, Article 4).

Dialects

Curasicana (Orechicano), Wokiare (Guaiquiare, Guayqueri, Uaiquiare). Reportedly similar to Mapoyo [mcg] and Pémono [pev].

Typology

Ergative.

Language Use

The ethnic group has been partially assimilated by the Piaroa [pid] (Crevels 2007). Used as L2 by Piaroa [pid].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Distinct from Yabaana [ybn] of Brazil.

Page Views Left: