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600-1200

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Cavineña
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Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

600-1200

Domains of Use

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Speaker Number Trends

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Year of info

2012

Location and Context

Countries

Bolivia

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Location description

In almost 30 traditional communities of 40 to 140 persons, dispersed in an extensive area near the Beni River, specifically the northern part of the José Ballivián province of the department of Beni.

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In almost 30 traditional communities of 40 to 140 persons, dispersed in an extensive area near the Beni River, specifically the northern part of the José Ballivián province of the department of Beni.

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

1,180

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Ethnic Population

1,736

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More about speakers

1,680 (2006 PIB). Ethnic population: 2,950 (2001 DNPI) (2013).

Year of info

2009

Location and Context

Countries

Bolivia;

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Location description

North Bolivia, southeast of Riberalta, along Beni River; east of the Beni; 500 in Pando west of the Beni; in the communities of Baqueti, Bolívar, California, Galilea, Candelaria, Misión Cavinas, Natividad, Paraíso, Peña Guarayo, Santa Catalina, San Juan, San José, San Miguel, Francia, El Choro.

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North Bolivia, southeast of Riberalta, along Beni River; east of the Beni; 500 in Pando west of the Beni; in the communities of Baqueti, Bolívar, California, Galilea, Candelaria, Misión Cavinas, Natividad, Paraíso, Peña Guarayo, Santa Catalina, San Juan, San José, San Miguel, Francia, El Choro.

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Year of info

2010

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Coordinates

-12.3829,-66.7419

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Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

601

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Ethnic Population

1683

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Year of info

2012

Location and Context

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Bolivia

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Threatened

Native Speakers Worldwide

1,180

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Ethnic Population

1,740

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Year of info

2007

Location and Context

Countries

Bolivia

Coordinates

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Location description

Bolivia, north, departments of Beni and Pando, provinces of Ballivian, Vaca Diez and Madre de Dios, southeast of Riberalta, along the Beni River.

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Bolivia, north, departments of Beni and Pando, provinces of Ballivian, Vaca Diez and Madre de Dios, southeast of Riberalta, along the Beni River.

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Year of info

2005

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Coordinates

-13.3333333333,-66.5

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