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Arawak

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Arowak, Lokono Also: in -- Lokono; in -- Arowak, Lokono; in -- Arowak, Lokono
  • Scriptures published: Portions (1850--1978)
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: Below 1% in Arawak
    Second Language: Sranan [srn] : 25%--50%Dutch [nld] : 25%--50%
  • Primary country: Suriname
  • Region: Coastal area, several villages between coast and about 30 km inland, mainly on the savanna
  • Also used in:
  • Religion: No information available.
  • Livelihood: Swidden agriculturalists
  • Number of users: 2,450 (700 in Suriname (1980 census); 150; 1,500; 100)
  • Vitality: Moribund

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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