Bora is an indigenous language of South America spoken in the western region of Amazon rainforest. Bora is a tonal language which, other than the Ticuna language, is a unique trait in the region. The majority of its speakers reside in Perú and Columbia. Around 2,328 Bora-speakers live in the Northeast Yaguasyacu, Putumayo, and Ampiyacu river areas of Peru. Peruvian speakers have a 10 to 30% literacy rate and a 25 to 50% literacy rate in their second language of Spanish. Miraña, another dialect of Bora, is spoken along the Caquetá-Japurá river which flows from Colombia to Brasil, and a few villages are there. Bora proper has 94% mutual comprehensibility with the Miraña dialect.

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  • El bora es una lengua indígena de América. El bora propiamente dicho tiene una inteligibilidad mutua del 94% con el dialecto Miraña. La mayoría de sus hablantes reside en el Perú, donde 2.328 bora-parlantes viven en las riberas de los ríos Yagaasyacu del noreste, Putumayo y Ampiyacu. Los usuarios peruanos tienen un 10 a 30% de letrados y un 25 a 50% de sus pares en algún segundo idioma. se ha desarrollado un diccionario y tiene sus propias reglas gramaticales. Es conocido como miraña en Brasil, pero no hay más hablantes en este país. Hay creca de 500 hablantes en Colombia en la provincia de Providencia, en la región amazónica. (es)
  • Le bora est une langue witotoane parlée en Amazonie péruvienne dans le bassin de la rivière Putumayo et dans les régions proches du Sud-Est de la Colombie et du Brésil. (fr)
  • Bora is an indigenous language of South America spoken in the western region of Amazon rainforest. Bora is a tonal language which, other than the Ticuna language, is a unique trait in the region. The majority of its speakers reside in Perú and Columbia. Around 2,328 Bora-speakers live in the Northeast Yaguasyacu, Putumayo, and Ampiyacu river areas of Peru. Peruvian speakers have a 10 to 30% literacy rate and a 25 to 50% literacy rate in their second language of Spanish. Miraña, another dialect of Bora, is spoken along the Caquetá-Japurá river which flows from Colombia to Brasil, and a few villages are there. Bora proper has 94% mutual comprehensibility with the Miraña dialect. The written form of Bora was developed by Wycleff Bible Translators Wesley and Eva Thiesen with the help of the natives of the village of Brillo Nuevo on the Yaguasyacu river. Wesley and Eva Thiesen's daughter Ruth is also the first recorded non-native to learn the language. First, Bora to Spanish school books were developed. Then the New Testament Bible was translated. Finally, a comprehensive dictionary and grammar book was developed to document and preserve the language's grammar rules. This has since facilitated more text books so that natives can be taught to read and write in their own language, rescuing it from extinction due to the prevalence of Spanish and Portuguese in the regions where it is spoken. Early linguistic investigators thought that Bora was related to the Huitoto (Witoto) language, but there is actually very little similarity between the two. The confusion was most likely due to the frequent intermarriage between the tribes and the Ocaina dialect of Witotoan which has many Bora words. Another dialect of Bora, Muinane, which has about a 50% comprehensibility with Bora and Miraña, is spoken along tributaries of the Caquetá river in central Colombia. There are about 500 speakers of Bora also in Colombia in the Putumayo Department. Bora contains 350 noun classes, the most discovered of any languages thus far. (en)
  • Bora é uma língua ameríndia falada no noroeste da América do Sul (pt)
  • Бора — индейский язык, распространён на западе Южной Америки. Относится к бора-уитотской семье языков. Общее число носителей — около 3 390 человек, из них: 2 330 человек в Перу (Лорето), 610 человек в Бразилии (Амазонас) и 450 человек в Колумбии (Амасонас). Выделяют близкородственный диалект миранья, на 94 % понятный носителям бора. Порядок слов — SOV. Для письменности используется латинский алфавит, число грамотных невелико. (ru)
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  • El bora es una lengua indígena de América. El bora propiamente dicho tiene una inteligibilidad mutua del 94% con el dialecto Miraña. La mayoría de sus hablantes reside en el Perú, donde 2.328 bora-parlantes viven en las riberas de los ríos Yagaasyacu del noreste, Putumayo y Ampiyacu. Los usuarios peruanos tienen un 10 a 30% de letrados y un 25 a 50% de sus pares en algún segundo idioma. se ha desarrollado un diccionario y tiene sus propias reglas gramaticales. Es conocido como miraña en Brasil, pero no hay más hablantes en este país. Hay creca de 500 hablantes en Colombia en la provincia de Providencia, en la región amazónica. (es)
  • Le bora est une langue witotoane parlée en Amazonie péruvienne dans le bassin de la rivière Putumayo et dans les régions proches du Sud-Est de la Colombie et du Brésil. (fr)
  • Bora é uma língua ameríndia falada no noroeste da América do Sul (pt)
  • Бора — индейский язык, распространён на западе Южной Америки. Относится к бора-уитотской семье языков. Общее число носителей — около 3 390 человек, из них: 2 330 человек в Перу (Лорето), 610 человек в Бразилии (Амазонас) и 450 человек в Колумбии (Амасонас). Выделяют близкородственный диалект миранья, на 94 % понятный носителям бора. Порядок слов — SOV. Для письменности используется латинский алфавит, число грамотных невелико. (ru)
  • Bora is an indigenous language of South America spoken in the western region of Amazon rainforest. Bora is a tonal language which, other than the Ticuna language, is a unique trait in the region. The majority of its speakers reside in Perú and Columbia. Around 2,328 Bora-speakers live in the Northeast Yaguasyacu, Putumayo, and Ampiyacu river areas of Peru. Peruvian speakers have a 10 to 30% literacy rate and a 25 to 50% literacy rate in their second language of Spanish. Miraña, another dialect of Bora, is spoken along the Caquetá-Japurá river which flows from Colombia to Brasil, and a few villages are there. Bora proper has 94% mutual comprehensibility with the Miraña dialect. (en)
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  • Bora (langue) (fr)
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  • Бора (язык) (ru)
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