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A language of Costa Rica

Alternate Names
Chirripó
Population

11,100 (2011 census). 2,000 monolinguals (2015 M. Porras). The only language in Costa Rica with monolingual speakers, mostly women (Adelaar 2007). Ethnic population: 12,700 (2011 census).

Location

Cartago, Limón, Puntarenas, San José provinces: Turrialba region.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Chirripó, Telire, Estrella, Ujarrás.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1993.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Identified historically with Huetares.

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