Warekena language

Not to be confused with Baré language or Warekena Velha language.
Native to Brazil, Venezuela
Native speakers
650 (2001–2006)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gae
Glottolog guar1293[2]

Guarequena (Warekena) is an Arawakan language of Brazil and Venezuela. 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 Eastern Nawiki.

Personal pronouns in Warekena are formed by adding an emphatic suffix -ya to the cross-referencing personal prefixes.[3]


  1. Guarequena at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Guarequena". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. 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

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