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A language of Costa Rica

Alternate Names
Chirripó
Population

8,840 (2000). 7,070 monolinguals. The only language in Costa Rica with monolingual speakers, mostly women (Adelaar 2007). Ethnic population: 9,310 (2000).

Location

Turrialba region.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Chirripó, Estrella, Telire, Ujarrás.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Spanish [spa].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 1993.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Identified historically with Huetares.