Bora (Meamuyna)

Bora is a member of the Witotoan language family spoken by about 2,300 people in the Amazonian regions 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, and is also known as Booráá.

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

Bora alphabet and pronunciation

Bora alphabet and pronunciation


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Sample text in Bora

Pámeere ííñújiri meíjcyame tsá múhójísí pañé ícubáhrádú meíjcyáítyuróne. Pámeere tsahdúré imí meíjcyame mewájyújcatsíñe mépíáábójcatsíiyá tsaatéké éhdííválletúmé éhne múu mépañétúéné nahbémuma meíjcyadu.


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)

Sample video in Bora


Information about Bora

Related languages

Bora, Murui Huitoto

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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