Native American language * American Indian tribes * What's new on our site today!

Tiriyo Indian Language (Tiriyo)

Tiriyo is a Carib language of South America, spoken by 1000 people in Brazil and Suriname. Tiriyo is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Along with a few other Cariban languages, like Hixkaryana and Apalai, Tiriyo is notable for using OVS word order (just the opposite of English), which is the rarest typology to be found in the world's languages.

Sponsored Links


˜Tiriyo Language Resources

Tiriyo Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Tiriyo language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Tiriyó Language
     Extensive article on the Tiriyo language including a phonological inventory and dialect information.
Surinamese language Trio demands honesty:
     Article on Tiriyo sociolinguistics.
Trio Prayers:
    Trio translation of the Lord's Prayer.
House of Languages: Trió:
    Information about Trió language usage.
Trio Language:
     Demographic information on Tiriyo from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Trio Language Tree:
    Theories about Trio's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tiriyo Language Structures:
    Tiriyo linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Tiriyo Body Part Terms:
    Booklet on Tiriyo body parts for sale online.

Tiriyo Culture and History Links

The Tiriyo of Brazil:
    Fact sheet and photographs of the Tiriyo Indians.
Trio Indians:
    Article on Trio culture and traditions.
Tiriyó:
    Brief Wikipedia article on the tribe.
Os Tiriyo * Uaianas:
    Information about the Tiriyos in Portuguese.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Tiriyó:
   Information about the Trio language in Spanish.



Back to our Native American culture homepage
Back to our page of Native South Americans
Back to Native American links for kids

Native Languages

American Indian Homes * Plains Apache * Ataniel Fiction * Indian Tattoos

Would you like to sponsor our work on the Trio Indian language?

Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2015 * Contacts and FAQ page