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Trique Indian Language (Triqui)

Trique is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico. There are three varieties of Trique, known as Triqui de Chicahuaxtla, Triqui de Copala, and Triqui de San Martín Itunyoso, which are considered separate languages by some people and dialects of the same language by others. Taken together there are about 35,000 speakers of Trique languages in Mexico today. They are tone languages and have primarily VSO word order.

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Trique Language Resources

Our Online Trique Materials

Trique Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Isthmus and Yatzachi Trique languages.
Triqui Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Triqui language.

Trique Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Map of Mexican Tribes * Languages of Southern Mexico
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where the Triqui language is spoken.
Trique of San Juan Copala:
     Introduction to the Copala (Lowland) Trique language, including audio files and a linguistic map.
Chicahuaxtla Triqui:
    Profile of the Triqui language including a phonological inventory, orthography and a text.
     Wikipedia article on the Triqui language including phonology and grammar.
Language Museum: Trique de San Juan Copala * Language Museum: Trique de San Andrés Chicahuaxtla:
    A short legend and a Biblical translation in Trique.
Chicahuaxtla Triqui * Copala Triqui * San Martin Itunyoso Triqui:
    Demographic information about the Trique languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Copala Trike Language Tree * Chicahuaxtla Trike Language Tree * Itunyoso Triqui Language Tree:
    Theories about Trique's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Copala Trique Language Structures * Chicahuaxtla Trique Language Structures:
    Trique linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.

Trique Culture and History Links

    Information and links about Trique textile arts.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Triqui:
Bibliography of Triqui language resources.
   Trique Tribe * Trique People:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Triques.
   Lengua Triqui:
    Information on the Trique language in Spanish.

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