Kickapoo

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Kikapoo, Kikapú
Population

400 in United States (Golla 2007), decreasing. 6 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 510. Ethnic population: 820 (2000 census).

Location

Northeast Kansas, Horton; central Oklahoma, McCloud and Jones; Texas, Nuevo Nacimiento. Also in Mexico.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Possibly intelligible with Meskwaki [sac].

Language Use

In Oklahoma, some youth prefer English [eng]; in Kansas, most or all speakers are older adults (2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 45% English [eng]. Dictionary.
Writing
Latin script.

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