Baure is a seriously endangered language of Bolivian Amazonia. Baure belongs to the Southern branch of the Arawakan language family, together with the neighbouring Moxo languages or dialects Trinitario and Ignaciano. The different dialects of the Baure language are Baure, Carmelito, and Joaquiniano.


Baure is mainly spoken by elderly people, Spanish being the dominant language in the region. However, there are several revitalization initiatives of the language. The Baure documentation team started evening classes for youngsters and children in 2008 with great success. School materials were developed and are now being employed in the local schools.