Taino

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A language of Puerto Rico

Population

No known L1 speakers.

Location

Ethnic populations also in Florida and New Jersey, United States; Bahamas, Santo Domingo, and Cuba.

Language Status

8b (Reintroduced).

Language Use

Shifted to Spanish [spa]. There are revitalization efforts in several places, including language classes, particularly in Puerto Rico. Ethnic group uses Spanish [spa] or English [eng].

Other Comments

Taino vocabulary has been adopted into local Spanishes [spa] in the Caribbean.