Akurio

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A language of Suriname

Alternate Names
Akoerio, Akuliyo, Akuri, Akurijo, Akuriyo, Oyaricoulet, Triometesem, Triometesen, Wama, Wayaricuri
Population

No known L1 speakers. Last known speaker survived into the first decade of the 2000s; 2 semi-speakers (Crevels 2012). Ethnic population: 40 (Crevels 2012).

Location

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

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

None known. Related to, but not inherently intelligible with, Trió [tri].

Language Use

Shifted to Trió [tri] (Crevels 2012). Also use Trió [tri].

Language Development
Dictionary.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Contacted in 1969.

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