Osage

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Wazhazhe
Population

10 (Golla 2007), increasing. Ethnic population: 11,000 (Golla 2007).

Location

North central Oklahoma.

Language Status

8b (Reintroduced).

Dialects

Similar to Omaha [oma], Ponca [oma], Quapaw [qua], and Kansa [ksk].

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng]. A few semifluent speakers. Speakers 65 and older.

Language Development
Revitalization program since the 1970s (2007). Bible portions.
Writing
Latin script.