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A language of United States

ISO 639-3yuf

Population  2,690 (1990 census). 530 Havasupai, 1,000 Walapai (2000 A. Yamamoto), 163 Yavapai. Ethnic population: 3,857 including 565 Havasupai, 1,872 Walapai, 1,420 Yavapai (2000).
Region  Central and northwest Arizona. Walapai are on south rim of the Grand Canyon, the Havasupai at the bottom of the canyon.
Language map  Southwestern United States of America
Alternate names   Upland Yuman, Upper Colorado River Yuman
Dialects  Walapai (Hualapai, Hualpai, Hwalbáy), Havasupai, Yavapai. 78%–98% intelligibility among dialects. Lexical similarity: 91%–95% among dialects.
Classification  Hokan, Esselen-Yuman, Yuman, Upland Yuman
Language use  Vigorous in Havasupai. All ages.
Language development  Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Grammar. Bible portions: 1980.
Writing system  Latin script.