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Chickasaw

A language of United States

ISO 639-3cic

Population  1,000 (Munro and Willmond 1987), decreasing. Ethnic population: 35,000 to 37,000 (1999 Chickasaw nation).
Region  Principally south central Oklahoma, from Byng or Happyland (near Ada) north, and from Davis or Ardmore west to Fillmore and Wapanucka in east. Some in Los Angeles, California.
Language map  Southeastern United States of America
Dialects  Choctaw [cho] find Chickasaw unintelligible.
Classification  Muskogean, Western
Language use  Shifting to English. Mainly older adults.
Language development  Dictionary.