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Caddo

A language of United States

ISO 639-3cad

Population  25 (1997 W. Chafe). No monolinguals (2000 Levy). Ethnic population: 45 (2000 census).
Region  Western Oklahoma, Caddo County. Formerly northeast Texas, extending into southwestern Arkansas.
Language map  Southeastern United States of America
Alternate names   Caddoe, Kado, Kadohadacho
Dialects  Related to Pawnee [paw], Wichita [wic], and 2 extinct languages: Kitsai [kii] and Adai [xad].
Classification  Caddoan, Southern
Language use  Older adults only. Shifted to English.
Comments  The tribes are Cahinnio, Hasinai, Kadohadacho, Nanatsoho, Upper Nasoni, Upper Natchitoches, Upper Yatasi. Nearly extinct.
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