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). L2 users: Several have acquired L2 fluency.

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 (Golla 2007).
Writing

Latin script [Latn], Unifon style has been widely employed in classroom teaching, but other orthographies are also in use (Golla 2007).