Chickasaw

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A language of United States

Population

600 (Golla 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 35,000 (1999 Chickasaw Nation).

Location

Mainly south central Oklahoma, from Byng or Happyland (near Ada) north, Davis or Ardmore west, to Fillmore and Wapanucka east. Some in Los Angeles, California.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

None known. Choctaw [cho] find Chickasaw unintelligible.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Not learned by children. Speakers 50 years and older.

Language Development
Dictionary.