50 (Golla 2007). Wukchumne dialect: fewer than 10; Choinumne dialect: 6; Yowlumne dialect: 20–25 fluent and semispeakers; Chukchansi: a few semispeakers; Tachi dialect: a few speakers (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 2,500 (2000 A. Yamamoto).
California, San Joaquin river and Sierra Nevada slopes, San Joaquin valley.
Choinumne (Choinimne, Choynumne), Chukchansi (Northern Foothill Yokuts), Dumna, Gashowu, Southern Foothill Yokuts, Tachi, Valley Yokuts, Wukchumne, Yowlumne. Many subvarieties.
Some revival activity in Chukchansi and Tachi communities and several Yowlumne speakers and learners have participated in master-apprentice teaching (Golla 2007). Shifting to English [eng]. Southern Foothill and Valley Yokuts are extinct.