Bribri language

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Native to Costa Rica.
Ethnicity 12,200 Bribri people (2000)[1]
Native speakers
11,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bzd
Glottolog brib1243[2]

The Bribri language is a tonal SOV language spoken by the Bribri people from Costa Rica. It belongs to the Chibchan language family. Today there are about 11,000 speakers left.[3]


Bribri, like its sister language Cabécar, has nasal harmony.

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  1. ^ a b Bribri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Bribri". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ "Ethnologue". Retrieved 22 February 2011. 


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