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Baure Language (Bauré, Maure)

Language: Baure is an endangered Arawakan language of Bolivia, still spoken by only a few elders there. Baure is a polysynthetic language with fairly free word order.

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Names: Baure is their tribal name for themselves, and is also sometimes spelled Bauré or Maure. Historically, they have also been known by the name Chiquimitica or Chiquimiti. Joaquiniano and Carmelitano are the Spanish names of two Baure subgroups, and have sometimes also been used to refer to the dialects spoken in those communities.


Baure Language

Baure language samples and resources.

Baure Culture and History

Information and links about the Baure tribe past and present.


Baure Language Resources

Our Online Baure Materials

Baure Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Baure language, with comparison to words in other Arawakan languages.
Baure Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Baure words.
Baure Picture Dictionary:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Baure language.
Baure Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Baure language.
Baure Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Baure.
Baure Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Baure language.

Baure Language Resources

House of Languages: Bauré
     Information about Bauré language usage.
Ethnologue of Languages: Baure:
    Demographic information on the endangered Baure language.
Supresion de la Vocal en Baure:
    Linguistics article on Baure in Spanish.
Bauré Language Tree:
    Theories about Baure's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Baure Language Structures:
    Baure linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Lengua Baure:
    Information on the Baure language including a language map of Bolivia. Page in Spanish.

Books for Sale on the Baures

Baure: An Arawak Language of Bolivia:
    Linguistics book about the Baure language.
Arte y lengua de los indios Baures de los Moxos:
    Spanish-language book about Baure language and culture.
Comparative Arawakan Histories:
    Anthropology book on the Baure and other Arawakan tribes of the Amazon.
The Amazonian Languages:
    Linguistic information about Baure and dozens of other Amazonian languages.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Bauré:
Encyclopedia articles on the Baure Indians and their language.
Los Hablantes del Idioma Baure * Idioma Bauré * La Cultura Baure:
Information about Baure language and culture in Spanish.



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