Bororo language

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Boe Wadáru
Native to Brazil
Region central Mato Grosso
Ethnicity Bororo people
Native speakers
1,400  (2007)[1]
Boróro (Biriboconé)
Orari (Orarimugodoge, Eastern Bororo)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bor
Glottolog boro1282[2]

Bororo (Borôro), also known as Boe, is the sole surviving language of a small family believed to be part of the Macro-Gê languages.[3] It is spoken by the Bororo people, hunters and gatherers in the Central Mato Grosso region of Brazil.


  1. ^ Borôro at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bororo". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "Bororo Indians". Retrieved 2007-09-21. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Maybury-Lewis, David, and Joan Bamberger. Dialectical Societies: The Gê and Bororo of Central Brazil. Harvard studies in cultural anthropology, 1. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979. ISBN 0-674-20285-6