Kansa

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Kanze, Kaw, Konze
Population

No known L1 speakers. No fluent speakers since the early 1980s; 12 people claim to know Kansa (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 1,700 (Golla 2007).

Location

North central Oklahoma.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Omaha [oma], Osage [osa], Ponca [oma], and Quapaw [qua].

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng]. Language revitalization program started (Golla 2007).