Tiriyó

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Tiriyó (Trio)
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A Tiriyó man and woman from Brazil
Total population
~2000 (in 2005)
Regions with significant populations
Brazil, Suriname
Languages
Tiriyó language
Religion
Traditional, Christian (Catholic in Brazil, Protestant in Suriname)

The Tiriyó (also known as Trio) are a Amerindian ethnic group native to parts of northern Brazil and Suriname. In 2005, there were approximately 2,000 Tiriyó in the two countries. They live in several major villages and a number of minor villages in the border zone between Brazil and Suriname. They speak the Tiriyó language, a member of the Cariban language family and refer to themselves as tarëno, etymologically 'people from here' or 'local people'.

About 30% are Christians, while 70% follow indigenous religions.[1]

Communities[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Western Paru River
Marapi River
Eastern Paru River

Suriname[edit]

Tapanahoni River
Sipaliwini River

References[edit]

Coordinates: 1°50′00″N 54°00′00″W / 1.8333°N 54.0000°W / 1.8333; -54.0000