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Osage

A language of United States

ISO 639-3osa

Population  5 (1992 M. Krauss). Ethnic population: 15,000 (1997 C. Quintero); 249 (2000 US census).
Region  North central Oklahoma.
Language map  Southeastern United States of America
Alternate names   Wazhazhe
Dialects  Similar to Omaha [oma], Ponca [oma], Quapaw [qua], and Kansa [ksk].
Classification  Siouan, Siouan Proper, Central, Mississippi Valley, Dhegiha
Language use  Shifted to English. A few semifluent speakers. Older adults.
Language development  Bible portions.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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