Oro Win language

Oro Win
Ethnicity55 (1998)[1]
Native speakers
5 (2011)[2]
  • Wari
    • Oro Win
Language codes
ISO 639-3orw
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Oro Win is a moribund Chapacuran language spoken along the upper stretches of the Pacaás Novos River in Brazil.

Oro Win is one of only five languages known to make use of a voiceless bilabially post-trilled dental stop, [t͡ʙ̥].

As of 2010, there were only six known speakers of Oro Win in Brazil, and all of them were over 50 years of age.[4]



Front Back
Close i
Near-close ʏ
Close-mid e o
Open a
Bilabial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop p t̪ʙ̥ t k ʔ
Fricative ɸ s
Nasal m n
Approximant j w
Flap ɾ



  1. ^ Oro Win language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ "Oro Win". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Oro Win". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ Birchall, Joshua. "Oro Win Language". Programa Povos Indígenas no Brasil do Instituto. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  5. ^ "SAPhon – South American Phonological Inventories". linguistics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-22.

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