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Boruca Indian Language (Brunca)
Boruca is a
of Central America. The last fluent speaker of Boruca passed away in 2003, but there are still a few elders in Costa Rica
who know something of the language. Like most Chibchan languages,
Boruca is a tone language with SOV word order.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Boruca language, with comparison to words in other Chibchan languages.
Boruca Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Boruca words.
Boruca Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in Boruca.
Worksheet showing color words in the Boruca language.
Boruca Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Boruca language.
Worksheet showing how to count in Boruca.
Boruca Language Resources La Lengua Boruka:
Information on the Boruca language, including a linguistic map of Central America. Page in Spanish.
Languages Saved From Oblivion:
Article on language preservation among the Rama and Boruca Indians.
House of Languages: Boruca
Information about Boruca language usage.
Demographic information on Boruca from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Encyclopedia article on the Boruca language.
Boruca Language Tree:
Theories about Boruca's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Boruca Language Structures:
Boruca linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Cultures of Costa Rica:
Map showing the location of the Boruca and other indigenous Costa Rican tribes.
Boruca, Bribri, and Cabecar Culture:
Articles on the history and traditions of the Boruca tribe and other Chibchans of Costa Rica.
Boruca Mask Gallery:
Online picture gallery of Boruca Indian masks.
The Borucas, Costa Rica and the Boruca Dam Wings Over The Wild
Articles and a documentary clip on Boruca Indian objections to a proposed dam on the Terraba River.
The Boruca of Costa Rica:
Ethnography of the Boruca tribe for sale online.
Native American Books:
Evolving list of books about American Indians in general.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Boruca People Boruca:
Encyclopedia articles on the Boruca Indians.
Los Boruca Historia Boruca Los Boruca:
Information about the Boruca tribe in Spanish.
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