Baure language

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Native to Bolivia
Ethnicity 980 (2006)[1]
Native speakers
40 (2007)[1]
  • Southern
    • Bolivia–Parana
      • Moxos
        • Bauré
Language codes
ISO 639-3 brg
Glottolog baur1254[2]

Bauré is a nearly extinct Arawakan language spoken by only 40 of the thousand Baure people of the Beni department of northwest of Magdalena, Bolivia. Some Bible portions have been translated into Baure. Most speakers have been shifting to Spanish.

Baure has an active–stative syntax.[3]


  1. ^ a b Bauré at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Baure-Carmelito-Joaquiniano". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Aikhenvald, "Arawak", in Dixon & Aikhenvald, eds., The Amazonian Languages, 1999.

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