Barí language

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Not to be confused with Bari language.
Barí ara
Native to Colombia, Venezuela
Ethnicity Motilon people
Native speakers
5,000 (2007–2008)[1]
  • Chibcha–Motilon
    • Barí
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mot
Glottolog bari1297[2]

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


  1. ^ a b Barí at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bari (Chibchan)". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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