Yurok

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A language of United States

Population

12 (Golla 2007). A few dozen semispeakers and passive speakers, middle-aged or older (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 4,000 (Golla 2007).

Location

Northwest California.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults (2002 I. Goddard).

Language Development
Local school programs since the 1970s at the primary and secondary levels (2007).
Writing
Latin script, Unifon style has been widely employed in classroom teaching, but other orthographies are also in use (Golla 2007).