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Akuriyo Indian Language (Akurio, Akuri, Wama)

Akuriyo is a Carib language of South America, spoken today by only a handful of elders in Suriname. Most Akuriyo people have switched to the neighboring language Trio. Akuriyo is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Alternate spellings of their tribal name include Akurio, Akuri, Akurijo, Akuliyo, Akulio, Akoerio, Akuriyó, Akuriyana, and Akuria. Akuriyo bands include the Wama (also known as the Wayarikule, Wayaricuri, Wayarikure, Wayacule, Wayakule, Wayarikoele, Irakule, Oyaricoule, or Oyaricoulet,) the Triometesen (also spelled Triometesem or Tiriyometesem), the Turaekare, and the Akuriekare.

Akuriyo Language Resources

Akuriyo Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Akuriyo language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
House of Languages: Akurio
     Information about Akurio language usage.
Akuriyo:
    Demographic information on Akuriyo from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Akurio Language Tree:
    Theories about Akuriyó's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  La Lengua Akuriyo:
  Information on Akuriyo in Spanish.
  De Akuriyo:
      Information on Akuriyo in Dutch.



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