Language of the Day for 31 March 2013


Choctaw [cho]

A language of
United States
10,400 (2010 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 20,000 (Golla 2007). In Oklahoma.
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%. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 1848.