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Shoshoni

A language of United States

ISO 639-3shh

Population  2,910 (2000 census). Ethnic population: 7,000 (1977 SIL).
Region  Central to northeastern Nevada; Idaho, Fort Hall Reservation. Northern Shoshoni in Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Goshute in west Utah.
Language maps  Northern Central United States of America
Northwestern United States of America
Southwestern United States of America
Alternate names   Shoshone
Dialects  Gosiute (Goshute), Western Shoshoni, Northern Shoshoni. Wind River Shoshoni is a subdialect of Northern Shoshoni, spoken at Wind River Reservation. Similar to Comanche [com] and Timbisha [par], which are not inherently intelligible with Shoshoni.
Classification  Uto-Aztecan, Northern Uto-Aztecan, Numic, Central
Language use  Vigorous in a few families. Mainly older adults. Also use English.
Language development  Bible portions: 1986.
Writing system  Latin script.