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A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3dih

Population  220 in Mexico (Cuarón and Lastra 1991). Population total all countries: 330.
Region  Baja California, Rancho Nejí, in mountains southeast of Tecate, 60 km east of Ensenada, in La Huerta de los Indios, San Antonio Nécua, San José de la Zorra, Cañon de los Encinos, and Ja’áa. Also in United States.
Language map  Mexico, reference number 1
Alternate names   Campo, Cochimí, Comeya, Cuchimí, Diegueño, Kamia, Kamiai, Kamiyahi, Kamiyai, Ki-Miai, Ko’al, Ku’ahl, Kumeyaai, Kumeyaay, Kumia, Kw’aal, Quemayá, Tipái, Tipai’, Tipéi
Dialects  Not clear how names above group into dialects.
Classification  Hokan, Esselen-Yuman, Yuman, Delta-Californian
Language use  Also use Spanish.
Language development  Grammar.
Comments  Different from extinct language called ‘Cochimí’.

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United States

Language name   Kumiai
Population  110 in United States (2000 census).
Region  Southern California east of San Diego; some in Imperial Valley.
Language map  Southwestern United States of America
Alternate names  Campo, Diegueño, Digueño, Kamia, Kumeyaay
Dialects  Kimiai, Ipai, Tipai.
Language use  Speakers in California also use English.