Arawak

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Arowak, Lokono; Also, in French Guiana: Lokono; in Guyana: Arowak, Lokono; in Venezuela: Arowak, Lokono
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (1850 — 1978)
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: Below 1% in Arawak. Literacy rate in second language(s): 25%--50%. Daily spoken language is Sranan [srn] or Dutch [nld]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Suriname
  • Region: Commewijne and Para districts, several villages between coast and about 30 km inland, mainly on the savanna
  • Also used in: French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela
  • 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)