Information from: “Language endangerment in South America: The clock is ticking” (167-234) . Crevels, Mily (2012) , Lyle Campbell and Veronica Grondona · Mouton de Gruyter
Mandahuaca is sometimes considered a dialect of Baré. It is not clear how big the ethnic group is, since the figure of 3,000 that used to be cited (e.g. Gaceta Indigenista 1975) probably included Baré, Baniva, and Mandahuaca. It is possible that today the language is extinct in Venezuela and it probably became extinct in the 1990s in Brazil, where speakers have shifted to Nheengatu (Ñengatú). (p. 217)
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Mandahuaca: It is possible that today the language is extinct in Venezuela and it probably became extinct in the 1990s in Brazil, where speakers have shifted to Nheengatu (Ñengatú). (p. 217).
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Information from: “Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO Publishing
Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL International
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
"3,000 in Venezuela" (Gaceta Indigenista 1975).
(Population 3000 .)
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Colombia border, extreme southwest, Amazonas, east of Baré [bae] language area on Baria River and Casiquiare canal.