Trio

Introduction

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.

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