Taíno

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A language of Puerto Rico

Alternate Names
Taino
Population

No known L1 speakers. The last fluent speaker died no later than the late 19th century (Wahayona Campos Reyes 2004).

Location

Bayamon Municipality, southwest of San Juan on north coast; otherwise scattered.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Language Use

Shifted to Spanish [spa].

Language Development
There are revitalization efforts in several places, including language classes, particularly in Puerto Rico.
Other Comments

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

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