The Akuriyo were last Indigenous tribe in Suriname to adopt a sedentary way of life, after keeping vigil throughout southern Suriname and the adjacent part of Brazil.

The Akuriyo still live in the land of their ancestors; however, they are in a very vulnerable position due to their limited population. The Akuriyo population is numbered at about 50 people; only ten of which continue to speak the Akuriyo traditional language. Everyone else speaks Trió.

Indigenous peoples in Suriname still wait for land rights

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