Bribri language

Native to Costa Rica.
Ethnicity 12,200 Bribri people (2000)[1]
Native speakers
11,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bzd
Glottolog brib1243[2]

The Bribri language is a tonal SOV language spoken by the Bribri people from Costa Rica. It belongs to the Chibchan language family. Today there are about 11,000 speakers left.[3]


Bribri, like its sister language Cabécar, has nasal harmony.

See also


  1. 1 2 Bribri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Bribri". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. "Ethnologue". Retrieved 22 February 2011.


External links

Bribri language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator

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