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Cocopa

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3coc

Population  200 in Mexico (1998 P. Larson). Population total all countries: 350. Ethnic population: 200 in Mexico (1998).
Region  Baja California, El Mayor, San Poza de Aroizú (to the south of Río San Luis Colorado). Also in United States.
Language map  Mexico, reference number 4
Alternate names   Cocopá, Cocopah, Cucapá, Cucupá, Kikimá, Kwikapá
Classification  Hokan, Esselen-Yuman, Yuman, Delta-Californian
Language development  Bible portions: 1972.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Hunter-gatherers; agriculturalists: maize.

Also spoken in:

United States

Language name   Cocopa
Population  150 in United States (1994 L. Hinton), decreasing. 6 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 321 in the USA (1990).
Region  Arizona, Lower Colorado River south of Yuma.
Language map  Southwestern United States of America
Alternate names  Cocopah, Cucapá, Delta River Yuman, Kikima, Kwikapa
Language use  Passed on to some children. Course on Cocopa taught at nearby college. Also use English.