Spokane

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Spokan
Population

2 (Golla 2007). A few semispeakers (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 1,000 (1977 SIL).

Location

Northeast Washington.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Similar to Kalispel-Pend d’Oreille [fla].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults, 70 and older.

Language Development
Language revival program is expanding to provide instruction at all grade levels in the reservation school (2007). Dictionary. Grammar.