Mandawaca language

Not to be confused with Baré language.
Native to Venezuela
Native speakers
(3,000 together with Bare and Baniwa cited 1975)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mht
Glottolog mand1448[2]

Mandahuaca (Mandawaka) is an Arawakan language of Venezuela and formerly of Brazil. The number of speakers is not known; the most recent data was published in 1975. It is one of several languages which goes by the generic name Baré.

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


  1. Mandahuaca at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mandahuaca". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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