Warekena language

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Warekena
Guarequena
Baniwa of Maroa
Native toBrazil, Venezuela
Native speakers
650 (2001–2006)[1]
Arawakan
Language codes
ISO 639-3gae
Glottologguar1293  Baniva de Maroa[2]
ware1255  Warekena Velha
(identities confused)
[3]

Guarequena (Warekena) is an Arawakan language of Brazil and of Maroa Municipality in Venezuela. It is one of several languages which goes by the generic name Baré and Baniwa/Baniva – in this case, Baniva de Maroa.

Kaufman (1994) classified it in a Warekena group of Western Nawiki Upper Amazonian, Aikhenvald (1999) in Eastern Nawiki.

Personal pronouns in Warekena are formed by adding an emphatic suffix -ya to the cross-referencing personal prefixes.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warekena at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Baniva de Maroa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Warekena Velha". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Aikenvald, Alexandra Y. 1988. "Warekena". In Desmond C. Derbyshire & Geoffrey K. Pullum (eds.), Handbook of Amazonian languages, iv. 225–439. Berlin: Moutin de Gruyter. Cited in Bhat, D.N.S. 2004. Pronouns. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 25