920 (Golla 2007). 20 monolinguals (1990 census). 3 Chemehuevi on Chemehuevi Reservation, 10 on Colorado River Reservation (Hinton 1994). Ethnic population: Ute: 4,800; Southern Paiute: 1,430 (Golla 2007).
Ute dialect: southwest Colorado, and southeast and northeast Utah; Southern Paiute dialect: southwest Utah, north Arizona, and south Nevada; Chemehuevi dialect on lower Colorado river, California.
Chemehuevi, Southern Paiute, Ute.
Tribally sponsored language programs in Ute. Mainly adults but children in San Juan are still acquiring Southern Paiute as L1 (2007).