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). No monolinguals. Ethnic population: 50.

Location

Sipaliwini district: Trio villages Tëpu, Kwamalasamutu, and Palumeu on Tapanahoni and Sipaliwini rivers.

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].

Other Comments

Contacted in 1969.

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