Jemez

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Towa
Population

1,790 (Ichihashi-Nakayama, Yumitani, and Yamamoto 2007), decreasing. 2,009 listed as Towa in 2000 census. 6 monolinguals (1990). Ethnic population: 1,940 (Ichihashi-Nakayama 2007).

Location

North central New Mexico.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Vigorous. All ages. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 50%–75%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional Pueblo law forbids writing Jemez or teaching it to outsiders. Traditional religion, Christian.