Akurio

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A language of Suriname

Alternate Names
Akoerio, Akuliyo, Akuri, Akurijo, Akuriyo, Oyaricoulet, Triometesem, Triometesen, Wama, Wayaricuri
Population

10 (Carlin and Arends 2002). 0 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 50.

Location

South and southwest areas, on Tapanahoni and Sipaliwini rivers, in Trio villages Tëpu and Kwamalasamutu, and in Palumeu.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Related to, but not inherently intelligible with, Trió [tri].

Language Use

60 years and older. Negative attitudes. Also use Trió [tri].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%.
Other Comments

Contacted in 1969.