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Koasati

A language of United States

ISO 639-3cku

Population  200 (2000 SIL), decreasing. Ethnic population: 224 (2000 census).
Region  Near Elton, Louisiana, Koasati Reservation; near Livingston, TX, Alabama-Koasati Reservation, others elsewhere; 1 family in Oregon.
Language map  Southeastern United States of America
Alternate names   Coushatta
Dialects  The grammars of Koasati and Alabama [akz] are significantly different. Less than 50% cognate with Alabama.
Classification  Muskogean, Eastern
Language use  More in Louisiana than Texas. Language was down until the last decade. Less than 10 primary school-age speakers. Home, religious services. Mainly adults. Positive attitude. Also use English, Cajun French [frc], Alabama [akz], or Choctaw [cho].
Language development  Written usage is minimal. Dictionary.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Christian.