Ndyuka-Trio Pidgin


A language of Suriname


No known L1 speakers. Ethnic population: No ethnic community.


Sipaliwini district: upper Tapanahonij river.

Language Status

9 (Second language only).

Language Use

Used until 1960s by Ndyuka, Trio and Wayana peoples for trading. Increasing travel to the coast cut back on that trade, and also gave some opportunity to use Sranan Tongo [srn] in contact with the Ndyuka. Few Ndyuka men, even older ones, now know it. Used rarely now.


Unwritten [Qaax].

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