Taíno

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A language of Puerto Rico

Alternate Names
Taino
Population

No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers.

Location

Active community in Bayamon Municipality, southwest of San Juan on north coast, restoration efforts pursued; otherwise scattered.

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.

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