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Lushootseed

A language of United States

ISO 639-3lut

Population  60 (1990 M. Kinkade), decreasing. Population evenly divided between the northern and southern dialects. Ethnic population: 2,000 (1990 M. Kinkade).
Region  Washington, Puget Sound area.
Language map  Northwestern United States of America
Dialects  Northern Lushootseed (Northern Puget Sound Salish). Northern Lushootseed includes subdialect Swinomish.
Classification  Salishan, Central Salish, Twana
Language use  Numerous programs beginning around Puget Sound to teach Lushootseed, in which children, parents, and elders take part; also being introduced as a language available at local colleges. Also use English.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Nearly extinct.