Bororo language

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Boe Wadáru
Native to Brazil
Region central Mato Grosso
Ethnicity Bororo
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, hunters and gatherers in the Central Mato Grosso region of Brazil.


  1. ^ Borôro at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bororo". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ "Bororo Indians". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. 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