Miwok, Central Sierra

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A language of United States

Population

12. Eastern Central Sierra: 6, Western Central Sierra: 6 (1994 L. Hinton); 2000 census lists 50 Sierra Miwok which may include Northern Sierra [nsq] and Southern Sierra [skd]. Ethnic population: Possibly 5,000 all Miwok (2000 A. Yamamoto).

Location

California, upper valleys of the Stanislause and Tuolumne rivers.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Eastern Central Sierra Miwok, Western Central Sierra Miwok. Distinct from other Miwok varieties.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng].