Shawnee

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A language of United States

Population

200 (2002 B. Pearson), decreasing. Ethnic population: 11,500 (Golla 2007). 2,000 members of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe around Shawnee town (more than 100 speakers); 1,500 members of Eastern Shawnee Tribe in Ottawa County (a few elderly speakers). 8,000 members of the Loyal Shawnee in Cherokee region of Oklahoma around Whiteoak (fewer than 12 speakers) (Golla 2007).

Location

Central and northeast Oklahoma.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1842–1929.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].