Barí language

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To be distinguished from Bari language.
Barí
Motilón
Native to Colombia, Venezuela
Ethnicity Motilon people
Native speakers
5,270  (2001–2008)[1]
Chibchan
  • Chibcha–Motilon
    • Barí
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mot
Glottolog bari1297[2]

Barí is a Chibchan language spoken in Northwestern South America by the Baris (Motilones). The Motilones are sometimes called "dobocubi", but this is a pejorative term.[1]

3,500 speakers were reported in Colombia in 2008, and 1,770 speakers were recorded in the 2001 Venezuela census. Ethnic population: 2,200.[1]

  Barí Spanish English
intok uno one
insami dos two
tẽtahko tres three
dary hombre man
biory mujer woman
ruraba perro dog
ña sol sun
chibai luna moon
xima agua water
ixtan tierra earth
bowara montaña mountain
kona rocío dew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Barí at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bari (Chibchan)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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