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A language of United States

ISO 639-3yok

Population  25 (2000 census). US Census (2000) counts those who use the language in the home. All were Northern Foothill Yokuts speakers. Ethnic population: 2,500 (2000 A. Yamamoto).
Region  California, San Joaquin River and slopes of the Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley.
Language map  Southwestern United States of America
Dialects  Northern Foothill Yokuts, Southern Foothill Yokuts, Valley Yokuts. Many subvarieties.
Classification  Penutian, Yok-Utian, Yokuts
Language use  Shifting to English. Southern Foothill and Valley Yokuts are extinct. Chukchansi (Northern Foothill Yokuts) trying to start language programs. Tachi (Valley Yokuts) has Headstart language program.
Language development  Grammar.
Comments  Nearly extinct.
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