Ohlone, Northern


A language of United States

Alternate Names
“Costanoan” (pej.)

Subdialects of East Bay were Huchiun (Juichun), Niles (Chocheño), San José, San Lorenzo. Soledad may be transitional between Northern and Southern Ohlone.


North central California, Monterrey and San Benito counties.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).


East Bay, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Soledad.

Language Use

Many consider themselves speakers because they can converse in the language.

Language Development
Revitalization work in progress: all ages attend workshops in the language.
Other Comments

Last fluent speakers in the 18th or early 19th centuries.