Maricopa

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Cocomaricopa, Piipaash
Population

100 (Golla 2007), decreasing. 160 in Arizona (2000 census). Ethnic population: 800 (Golla 2007).

Location

Near Phoenix, Arizona, associated with Pima [ood] language speakers on Gila River and Salt River reservations.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 85% with Mohave [mov], 58% with Havasupai [yuf], 57% with Walapai [yuf] and Yavapai [yuf].

Language Use

Language program at Lehi on the Salt River Reservation. Older adults. Also use English [eng].