Columbia-Wenatchi

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Chelan, Columbian, Moses-Colombia, Moses-Colombia Salish, Wenatchee, Wenatchi, Wenatchi-Columbia
Population

40 (Watanabe and Sasama 2007). 25 Columbia speakers (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 230 (2000 census).

Location

North central Washington, Colville Reservation.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Columbia (Columbian, Sinkiuse), Wenatchi (Chelan, Entiat, Wenatchee).

Language Use

Colville Confederated Tribes 1995 language preservation program focused on documentation, not revitalization. Older adults only.

Language Development
Dictionary.