Ventureño

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers.

Location

Southern California, near Santa Barbara.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Not intelligible with other Chumash varieties. Had multiple dialects.

Language Use

Although only Ineseño [inz] descendants are organized as a recognized tribe, there is interest among all Chumash descendants in restoring their traditional culture and language.

Language Development
Chumash Living Language Revitalization Project established in 1999.