Tolowa

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Smith River
Population

1 (Golla 2007). One elderly semispeaker in 2001 but growing numbers of younger emerging speakers with limited competence (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 1,000 (2000 A. Yamamoto).

Location

California, Smith River Rancheria, near Crescent City.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Chasta Costa was a separate tribe in Oregon; now extinct.

Language Development
Some language revival efforts. All L2 speakers are literate. Dictionary.
Other Comments

Chasta Costa was a separate tribe in Oregon; now extinct.