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Bora (Meamuyna)

Bora is a member of the Witotoan language family spoken by about 2,300 people in parts of Peru and Colombia. In Peru it is spoken in the Northeast Yaguasyacu, Putumayo, and Ampiyacu river areas, while in Colombia Bora speakers live in the Putumayo area. It is also spoken in Brazil, where it was known as Miraña.

One interesting feature of Bora is that is some 350 noun classes, more than any other language.

Bora alphabet and pronunciation

Bora alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

Download an alphabet chart for Bora (Excel)

Sample text in Bora

Pueyano pa quishacari, puetunu pajaniyajanaa mariyata miishiya maninia, maja sooshiya tamonu. Puetunu pueyajanaari niishitiajaraca, jiuujiaaracanio pueyacua pa taraajenura. Naarate maninia pa jiyanootioore juhua pa tapueyocuaca.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Links

Information about Bora
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bora_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bora_(langue)
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=boa
http://www.native-languages.org/bora.htm

Related languages

Bora, Murui Huitoto

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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