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Akuriyo Indian Language (Akurio, Akuri, Wama)
Language: 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.
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Names: 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,
the Triometesen (also spelled Triometesem or Tiriyometesem), the Turaekare, and the Akuriekare.
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.
Demographic information on Akuriyo from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Akurio Language Tree:
Theories about Akuriyó's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Language profile and sample text in Akurio.
On Reconstructing Grammar: Comparative Cariban Morphosyntax:
Linguistics text on the grammatical structure of Akuriyo and other Cariban languages.
Manufacturing Otherness: Missions and Indigenous Cultures in Latin America:
Interesting book about the roles of the Akuriyo and other native peoples in Latin American society.
The Akuriyo of Surinam: A case of emergence from isolation:
Ethnographic information about the Akuriyo tribe.
Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.
Indigenous Peoples: Akuriyo:
Brief profile of the Akuriyo tribe.
Wikipedia: Akurio People:
Encyclopedia article about the Akurio and their language.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Reference list of Akuriyo language materials.
Akuriyo: Turaekare en Akuriekare De Akuriyo:
Information on Akuriyo in Dutch.
La Lengua Akuriyo:
Information on Akuriyo in Spanish.
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