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A language of United States

ISO 639-3lkt

Population  6,200 in United States (1997 R. Pustet), decreasing. Not listed in US Census (2000) possibly included with Dakota [dak]. Population total all countries: 6,390. Ethnic population: 20,000 (1987 SIL and 1997 R. Pustet). 103,255 ethnic Sioux in USA (1990 Census Bureau).
Region  North Dakota, South Dakota, North Nebraska, south Minnesota, northeast Montana. Also in Canada.
Language map  Northern Central United States of America
Alternate names   Lakhota, Teton
Dialects  BrulĂ©.
Classification  Siouan, Siouan Proper, Central, Mississippi Valley, Dakota
Language use  Vigorous in some Lakota communities. Also use English.
Language development  Grammar.
Writing system  Latin script.

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Language name   Lakota
Population  190 in Canada.
Region  Wood Mountain. Those at Wood Mountain may be Dakota.
Language map  Canada
Alternate names  Lakhota, Teton