Sáliba, also known as Sáliva, is a Salivan language spoken in Eastern Colombia on the border of Venezuela. According to a 1993 census, there are approximately 1,555 speakers of the language remaining. However, the younger generation is generally not learning the language, which puts the Sáliba language in a precarious position.
Sáliba is an SOV language with noun classes and nominal classifiers. The language has a rich morphological system. In some cases, the realization of a verbal morpheme depends upon the form of the stem.
Sáliba has a limited voicing distinction, and boasts six places of articulation for plosives. There are also two rhotics, and nasal counterparts for each of the five places of articulation for vowels.
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