Miwok, Northern Sierra

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers. 2000 census lists 50 Sierra Miwok which may include Northern Sierra [nsq] and Southern Sierra [skd].

Location

North central California, Jackson Rancheria near Westpoint.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

None known. Distinct from other Miwok varieties.

Language Use

Only one person is conversationally fluent (Golla 2007). Shifted to English [eng].

Other Comments

Extensive documentation including numerous audio recordings and videotapes of speakers.