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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Alibamu
Population

250 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 460 (2000 census). Alabama and Texas.

Location

Southeast Texas; Alabama, Coushatta Reservation near Livingston.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: less than 50% with Koasati [cku].

Language Use

Home, Senior Citizen Center. Teens to elderly; the language of choice among those 50 and older. Some are bilingual in Koasati [cku] with whom they share a reservation. Used as L2 by Koasati [cku].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Extremely low. Dictionary.