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Teribe

A language of Panama

ISO 639-3tfr

Population  3,000 in Panama (1996 SIL). Population total all countries: 3,005.
Region  Northwest area, Changuinola, Teribe River. Also in Costa Rica.
Language map  Panama
Alternate names   Naso, Nortenyo, Quequexque, Terraba, Tiribi, Tirribi
Classification  Chibchan, Talamanca
Language use  Also use Spanish.
Language development  Bible portions: 1979–1984.
Comments  ‘Naso’ speakers preferred name. OVS. Swidden agriculturalists.

Also spoken in:

Costa Rica

Language name   Teribe
Population  5 in Costa Rica (1991 SIL). Ethnic population: 35 to 300 in Costa Rica (1991 SIL).
Region  Southeast, north coast.
Language map  Costa Rica
Alternate names  Terraba
Language use  Terraba in Costa Rica who know little Teribe want to relearn the language and culture (1991).