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Iowa-Oto

An extinct language of United States

ISO 639-3iow

Population  Extinct.
Region  Formerly north central Oklahoma; northeast Kansas, Iowa Reservation.
Dialects  Iowa (Baxoje, Ioway), Oto (Jiwere, Otoe, Jiwele, Chiwere), Niutaji (Nyut’chi, Missouri, Missouria).
Classification  Siouan, Siouan Proper, Central, Mississippi Valley, Chiwere
Language use  Iowa and Oto were one language, with some family variations cross-cutting the tribal affiliations. Missouri dialect has been extinct for many years.
Comments  Last fluent speakers of Iowa and Oto died in 1996. Others have some knowledge of the language (1997 Jimm G. GoodTracks).
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