Maidu, Northwest

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Concow, “Digger” (pej.), Holólupai, Konkau, Konkow, Maiduan, Meidoo, Michopdo, Nákum, Secumne, Sekumne, Tsamak, Yuba
Population

3 (1994 L. Hinton). Ethnic population: 200 (1977 SIL).

Location

California, Butte, and Yuba counties, Feather river, Oroville area. Ethnic group is scattered.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

A separate language from other Maidu varieties.

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng]. There is a Konkow Language Preservation Group. Older adults only.

Language Development
Dictionary.