Tte Pa̱ꞌa̱li̱ Meꞌ Skëköl tö Seꞌ a̱ (BZDNT)
Bribri (bzd) Costa Rica The Bribri speakers number about 11,000 with an ethnic population of 12,172. The language regions are South, Limón Province, Canton of Talamanca, along the Lari, Telire, and Uren rivers; and in Puntarenas Province, Canton of Buenos Aires of Costa Rica. The alternate name is Talamanca. Dialects are Salitre-Cabagra, Amubre-Katsi, and Coroma. Bribri is most similar to, but unintelligible with Cabécar [cjp], Maleku Jaika [gut], and Teribe [tfr]. There are at least three major dialects which are inherently mutually intelligible. The classification of the language is Chibchan Talamanca. Language is used in the home by all ages. Also some use Spanish. The literacy rate is midlevel, approximately 50%; some read halting Spanish. Scripture portions were produced in 1905–1994. The writing system uses the Latin script.
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