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Meskwaki

A language of United States

ISO 639-3sac

Population  250 (2001 I. Goddard). A handful of Sauk speakers (2000 I. Goddard). Ethnic population: 758 (2000 census).
Region  Tama, Iowa, Mesquakie; eastern Kansas-Nebraska border and central Oklahoma, Sac and Fox at Sac and Fox Reservation.
Language maps  Northern Central United States of America
Southeastern United States of America
Alternate names   Mesquakie, Sac and Fox, Sauk-Fox
Dialects  Fox, Sac, Mesquakie. Kansas and Oklahoma groups closely related to Kickapoo [kic] of Oklahoma and Mexico.
Classification  Algic, Algonquian, Central
Language use  Shifting to English. Mostly older adults.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible portions: 1986–2007.
Writing system  Latin script.
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