Trió

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A language of Suriname

Alternate Names
Tirió
Population

1,400 in Suriname (2003 ISA). Population total all countries: 2,130. Ethnic population: 1,400 (2003).

Location

South, Palumeu on Palumeu river; Tëpu on Upper Tapanahoni river; Kwamalasamutu and Sipaliwini on Sipaliwini river. Also in Brazil.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

All domains, except education. All ages. Very positive attitudes though not considered appropriate as subject in school.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 10%–30%. Literacy rate in L2: 25%–50%. NT: 1979.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Christian.

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