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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
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.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Tiriyo language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Extensive article on the Tiriyo language including a phonological inventory and dialect information.
Surinamese language Trio demands honesty:
Article on Tiriyo sociolinguistics.
Trio translation of the Lord's Prayer.
House of Languages: Trió:
Information about Trió language usage.
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.
The Tiriyo of Brazil:
Fact sheet and photographs of the Tiriyo Indians.
Article on Trio culture and traditions.
Brief Wikipedia article on the tribe.
Os Tiriyo Uaianas:
Information about the Tiriyos in Portuguese.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Information about the Trio language in Spanish.
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