Hidatsa

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Hinatsa, Hiraca, Minitari
Population

200 (Golla 2007). 6 monolinguals. 25–50 semifluent speakers. Ethnic population: 1,200 (1986 SIL); 603 (2000 census).

Location

North Dakota, Fort Berthold Reservation.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Similar to Crow [cro].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Curriculum for language program under development. Used conversationally by most elderly, rarely used in public settings. Speakers 30 and older. No children are L1 speakers but a few have passive knowledge (2007).