Karok

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Karuk
Population

12 (Golla 2007). 30 have some L2 fluency (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 1,900 (2000 A. Yamamoto); 335 (2000 census).

Location

Northwest California, along Klamath river.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

No significant dialect differences.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. School-based programs at primary and secondary levels. Summer immersion camps. Language Committee coordinates several preservation activities (2007). Mainly adults.

Other Comments

Standard writing system adopted in 1980s.