Akurio people

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Akurio
Total population
50 (2000)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Suriname
Languages
Akurio, Trío[1]
Religion
traditional tribal religion
Related ethnic groups
Trío[1]

The Akurio are an indigenous people, living in Suriname. They are hunter-gatherers, who were first contacted in 1969.[1]

Name[edit]

The Akurio are also called Akoerio, Akuliyo, Akuri, Akurijo, Akuriyo, Oyaricoulet, Triometesem, Triometesen, Wama, or Wayaricuri people.[1]

Language[edit]

The Akurio language belongs to the Carib language family. Only ten people were estimated to speak the language in 2000. Most of the Akurio people speak the Trío language.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Akurio." Ethnologue. 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2012.