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Cheyenne

A language of United States

ISO 639-3chy

Population  1,720 (1990 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 2,320 (2000 census).
Region  Northern Cheyenne Reservation, southeastern Montana; associated with Arapaho in western Oklahoma.
Language map  Northern Central United States of America
Classification  Algic, Algonquian, Plains
Language use  Northern Cheyenne in Montana have a summer camp for children, where 5 fluent speakers teach the language (1998). Mainly older adults.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–100%. Grammar. NT: 1934; 2007.
Writing system  Latin script.