Language of the Day for 31 March 2013


Choctaw [cho]

A language of
United States
10,400 (2010 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 120,400 including 111,400 in Oklahoma (1998 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma). 20,000 in Oklahoma (Golla 2007).
6b (Threatened).
Language Use
Language preservation activities emphasize distance learning. Prominent in church. All ages in Mississippi, middle-aged and older in Oklahoma.
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 5%–10%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. NT: 1848.