Clallam

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Klallam, Na’klallam, S’klallam
Population

No known L1 speakers (2014 R. Allen), decreasing. Last speaker died in 2014. Ethnic population: 3,000 (2014 R. Allen). L2 users: 6. L2 speakers have varying fluency, number is growing.

Location

Washington, northeast Olympic Peninsula, Port Angeles.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Reportedly similar to the Saanich dialect of Straits Salish [str].

Language Use

Taught as a heritage language K-12 at a handful of schools on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state, including at Port Angeles High School.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.