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.
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.
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)
Information about Bora
Bora, Murui Huitoto
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