Luiseño

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A language of United States

Population

5 (Golla 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 2,500 (Golla 2007).

Location

Southern California.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Ajachemem, Juaneño (Acgachemem, Agachemem, Ajachema, Ajachemem), Luiseño.

Language Use

Juaneño dialect is extinct. Shifting to English [eng]. San Juan Capistrano community has a language revival program for the Ajachemem dialect. Older adults only.

Language Development
Grammar.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].