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Tewa

A language of United States

ISO 639-3tew

Population  1,300 (2000 census), decreasing. 18 monolinguals (1990 US census). 50 Nambe, 25 Pojoaque, 349 San Ildefonso, 495 San Juan, 207 Santa Clara, 172 Tesuque (1980 US census). Ethnic population: 3,925 (2000 US census).
Region  New Mexico, North of Santa Fe; Arizona at Hano on Hopi Reservation.
Language map  Southwestern United States of America
Dialects  Hano, San Juan, Nambe, Pojoaque, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque.
Classification  Kiowa Tanoan, Tewa-Tiwa, Tewa
Language use  Shifting to English. 49.8% below 18 years, 70% above 18 (1980 census); most adults. Many younger ones prefer English; some do not speak Tewa.
Language development  Dictionary. Bible portions: 1969–1984.
Writing system  Latin script.