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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Apsaalooke
Population

3,000 (Golla 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 8,500 (Golla 2007).

Location

Southern Montana.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Hidatsa [hid].

Language Use

Most younger people are semispeakers. Increasing efforts toward language preservation (Golla 2007). Most speakers are 30 and older. A few younger. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Dictionary. Bible portions: 1980–2007.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].