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A language of United States

ISO 639-3cro

Population  4,280 (1990 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 9,840 enrolled in the nation (1999 BIA). 4,350 (2000 census).
Region  Southern Montana.
Language map  Northern Central United States of America
Alternate names   Apsaalooke
Dialects  Similar to Hidatsa [hid].
Classification  Siouan, Siouan Proper, Missouri Valley
Language use  77% over 66 years old speak the language, but no preschoolers. 80% prefer to use English (1998). Mainly adults.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible portions: 1980–2007.
Writing system  Latin script.