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Two Tiriyó Indians
|(~2000 (in 2005))|
|Regions with significant populations|
|traditional, Christian (Catholic in Brazil, Protestant in Surinam)|
The Tiriyó (also known as Trio) usually call themselves tarëno, etymologically 'people from here, local people'. They are approximately 2,000 (in 2005) and 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.
About 30% are Christians, while 70% follow indigenous religions.
- Western Paru River
- Eastern Paru River
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