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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