Yuki Language (Bolivia)
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Yuki Language Bolivia
Mbia cheë
Native toBolivia
RegionBeni Department, Santa Cruz Department (Bolivia)
EthnicitySirionó people, Yuqui people
Native speakers
500 (2004)[1]
Language codes
srq - Sirionó
yuq - Yuqui (Yúki)
jor - Jorá (Hora)+
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Sirionó (Mbia Cheë;[3] also written as Mbya, Siriono) is a Tupian (Tupi-Guarani, Subgroup II) language spoken by about 400 Sirionó people (50 are monolingual) and 120 Yuqui in eastern Bolivia (eastern Beni and northwestern Santa Cruz departments) in the village of Ibiato (Eviato) and along the Río Blanco in farms and ranches.


Sirionó has phonemic contrasts between front, central, and back, close and mid vowels, i.e.

Sirionó vowels
i ? ? u ?
e ? ? o õ
a ã


  1. ^ Sirionó at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Yuqui (Yúki) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Jorá (Hora)+ at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Endangered Languages Project data for Yuki.
  3. ^ Gasparini, Noé; Dicarere Mendez, Victor Hugo (2015). Diccionario sirionó: sirionó - castellano - inglés y castellano - sirionó (PDF). Trinidad, Bolivia: Editorial Tiempos del Beni.


  • Firestone, Homer L. (1965). Description and Classification of Sirionó. London: Mouton.
  • Holmberg, Allan. (1958). The Sirionó. In J. Steward (Ed.), Handbook of South American Indians: The Tropical Forest Tribes (Vol. 3, pp. 455-463. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • Holmberg, Allan. (1969). Nomads of the Long Bow: The Sirionó of Eastern Bolivia (rev. ed.). Garden City, NY: Natural History Press.
  • Ingham, John M. (1971). Are the Siriono Raw or Cooked? American Anthropologist, 73 (5), 1092-1099.
  • Priest, Perry N.; Priest, Anne M.; & Grimes, Joseph E. (1961). Simultaneous Orderings in Sirionó (Guaraní). International Journal of American Linguistics, 27, 335-44.
  • Scheffler, Harold W. (1972). Systems of Kin Classification: A Structural Typology. In P. Reining (Ed.), Kinship Studies in the Morgan Centennial Year (pp. 111-33). Washington, D.C.: Anthropological Society of Washington.
  • Scheffler, Harold W.; & Lounsbury, Floyd G. (1971). A Study in Structural Semantics: The Sirionó Kinship System. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

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