Araona or Cavina is an indigenous language spoken by the South American Araona people; about 90% of the 90 Araona people are fluent (W. Adelaar). Use of the language amongst the tribe is considered vigorous although Spanish knowledge is increasing. The Araonans live in the headwaters of the Manupari river in northwest Bolivia. Their language has a dictionary and portions of the Bible have been translated into Araona.
Capachene and Machui are dialects of either Araona or of Cavineña.
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- Lenguas de Bolivia (online edition)
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