Miwok, Central Sierra

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A language of United States

Population

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

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].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.