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Apache, Mescalero-Chiricahua

A language of United States

ISO 639-3apm

Population  1,800 (1977 SIL), decreasing. 175 Chiricahua speakers, 149 in New Mexico (2000 US census). Ethnic population: 2,395 (2000).
Region  New Mexico, Mescalero Reservation; some Chiricahua at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.
Language maps  Southeastern United States of America
Southwestern United States of America
Dialects  Chiricahua, Mescalero.
Classification  Na-Dene, Nuclear Na-Dene, Athapaskan-Eyak, Athapaskan, Apachean, Navajo-Apache, Eastern Apache
Language use  Mainly older adults.
Language development  Dictionary.
Writing system  Latin script.
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