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A language of United States

ISO 639-3kic

Population  820 in United States (2000 census), decreasing. 6 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 1,120.
Region  Northeast Kansas, Horton; central Oklahoma, McCloud, Jones; Texas, Nuevo Nacimiento. Also in Mexico.
Language maps  Northern Central United States of America
Southeastern United States of America
Alternate names   Kikapoo, Kikapú
Dialects  Possibly intelligible with Meskwaki [sac].
Classification  Algic, Algonquian, Central
Language use  In Oklahoma, some younger people prefer English; in Kansas most or all speakers are older adults.
Language development  Dictionary.
Writing system  Latin script.

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Language name   Kickapoo
Population  300 in Mexico (1992 SIL).
Region  Coahuila, Nacimiento de Kikapú, 40 kms. northeast of Muzquiz.
Language map  Mexico, reference number 19
Alternate names  Kicapoux, Kicapus, Kikabeeux, Kikapaux, Kikapú, Quicapause
Language use  Vigorous in Mexico.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 5%. Literacy rate in L2: 1% Spanish, 45% English.
Comments  Most spend part of the year working in USA.