Quechan

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Kechan, Quecl, Yuma
Population

150 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 3,000 (2000 A. Yamamoto).

Location

Southeast corner of California, Fort Yuma Reservation.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Maricopa [mrc] and Mohave [mov].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. No systematic attempt to teach in schools. Only middle-aged or elderly are fluent but there are a number of young semispeakers.