Klamath-Modoc

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers. The last speaker died in 2003 (Watanabe and Sasama 2007). Ethnic population: 170 (2000 census). L2 users: 6 (Golla 2007). 6 adult L2 speakers (Golla 2007).

Location

Oregon, south central, areas east and north of Klamath and Agency lakes; Modoc directly south.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Molale [mbe].

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng]. Revitalization efforts include lessons in Head Start program, classes in local primary school, weekly community meetings (Golla 2007).

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar.
Other Comments

Active language programs and materials development in Modoc.