Trió

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A language of Suriname

Alternate Names
Tiriyó, Tirió
Autonym
Tarëno ijomi
Population

1,300 (Crevels 2011). Ethnic population: 1,300 (Crevels 2011). Total users in all countries: 2,460.

Location

Sipaliwini district: Kwamalasamutu on Sipaliwini river, Palumeu on Palumeu river, Tëpu on upper Tapanahoni river.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Language Use

All domains, except education. All ages. Very positive attitudes though not considered appropriate as subject in school. Also use Dutch [nld]. Used as L2 by Akurio [ako], Mawayana [mzx], Sikiana [sik].

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

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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