ISO 639-3: tix
||1,630 (1980 census), decreasing. 1,588 Isleta speakers (1980 US census). 43 Sandia (1990 US census) out of 220 population. US Census (2000) list 2,185 “Tiwa”. Ethnic population: 2,469 (1980 census) including 2,249 Isleta, 220 Sandia (1990 census).
||New Mexico, pueblos of Isleta and Sandia, north and south of Albuquerque.
Southwestern United States of America
||Sandia, Isleta (Isleta Pueblo).
||Kiowa Tanoan, Tewa-Tiwa, Tiwa
||Vigorous in a few families. Diminishing vigor at Isleta except among older adults. Attempt to reestablish use of Southern Tiwa at Sandia Pueblo and Ysleta del Sur, El Paso, Texas. Used for commerce on tribal land, traditional ceremonial life. Mostly older adults. Regret at apparent demise of the language. People are apprehensive about losing their culture if the language is not revived. Range from being fluent in English to low proficiency.
||Bible portions: 1981–1987.
||Christian, traditional religion.