Arikara

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Arikaree, Arikari, Arikaris, Ree, Ris
Population

10 (Golla 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 94 (2000 census).

Location

North Dakota, Fort Berthold Reservation, eastern segment, mostly White Shield and Parshall.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Only elderly.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Reportedly a group Lewis and Clark met in 1804 in North Dakota. 30,000 were reduced to 6,000 due to smallpox.