Emerillon is a member of the Tupí-Guarani branch of the Tupian language family. It is spoken by about 400 people in southern French Guiana on the Camopi rivers in the Camopi Commune, and on the Tampok River in the Maripasoula Commune. Although Emerillon is considered endangered due to the small number of speakers, it is spoken by people of all ages and is passed on to children.
Emerillon is also known as Emerilon, Emerion, Mero, Melejo, Mereyo or Tekó. Native speakers call the language, and themselves, Teko. It is closely related to Wayampi, which is spoken in French Guiana and Brazil.
Emerillon is written with the Latin alphabet using a spelling system based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
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Page created: 19.07.23. Last modified: 19.07.23
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