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Ute-Southern Paiute

A language of United States

ISO 639-3ute

Population  1,980 (2000 census). 20 monolinguals (1990 census). 3 Chemehuevi on Chemehuevi Reservation, 10 on Colorado River Reservation (1994 L. Hinton). Ethnic population: 5,000 (1977 SIL).
Region  Ute in southwest Colorado, southeast and northeast; Southern Paiute in southwest Utah, north Arizona, and south Nevada; Chemehuevi on lower Colorado River, California.
Language map  Southwestern United States of America
Dialects  Southern Paiute, Ute, Chemehuevi.
Classification  Uto-Aztecan, Northern Uto-Aztecan, Numic, Southern
Language use  Mainly adults.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Bible portions: 2006.
Writing system  Latin script.