Taino

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A language of Puerto Rico

Population

No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers.

Location

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

Language Status

9 (Reawakening).

Language Use

Shifted to Spanish [spa]. There are revitalization efforts in several places, including language classes, particularly in Puerto Rico. Also use English [eng], Spanish [spa].

Other Comments

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