Baniwa is a member of the Arawakan language spoken in Brazil and Venezuela by about 6,000 people. The majority of speakers can be found in the municipality São Gabriel da Cachoeira in Amazonas State in the northwest of Brazil, where the language has official status. In Venezuela it is spoken between the Curipaco and Guarequena Rivers along the Colombia border.
The language is also known as Baniba, Baniua do Içana, Baniva, Dakenei, Issana, Kohoroxitari and Maniba, and has numerous dialects.
Information about Baniwa
Baniwa New Testament (audio version)