Language of the Day for 31 March 2013

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Choctaw [cho]

A language of
United States
Population
10,400 (2010 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 20,000 (Golla 2007). In Oklahoma.
Status
6b (Threatened).
Language Use
Language preservation activities emphasize distance learning (Golla 2007). Prominent in church. All ages in Mississippi, middle-aged and older in Oklahoma. Also use English [eng]. Used as L2 by Koasati [cku].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. NT: 1848.