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Seneca

A language of United States

ISO 639-3see

Population  150 in United States (1997 W. Chafe). Population total all countries: 175. Ethnic population: 6,241 (1997 W. Chafe): 914 (2000 census).
Region  West New York, Tonawanda, Cattaraugus, and Allegheny reservations; northeast Oklahoma intermingled with Cayuga [cay]. Also in Canada.
Language maps  Northeastern United States of America
Southeastern United States of America
Classification  Iroquoian, Northern Iroquoian, Five Nations, Seneca-Onondaga, Seneca-Cayuga
Language use  Older adults in New York (1998). Shifting to English.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1829–1874.
Writing system  Latin script.

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Canada

Language name   Seneca
Population  25 in Canada (Kinkade 1991).
Region  Ontario, Six Nations Reserve.
Language map  Canada
Language use  Shifting to English. Older adults.
 
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