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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.

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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.
Tribes of Northeastern Brazil:
    Map showing where the Trio people live in Brazil.
Language Map of Suriname and French Guiana:
    Map showing where in South America the Trio language is spoken.
Indigenous Peoples: Trio:
    Brief profile of the Trio tribe.
    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.

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