Language of the Day for 26 March 2020


Hidatsa [hid]

A language of
United States
Population Full
200 (Golla 2007). 25–50 semifluent speakers. 6 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 600 (2000 census).
7 (Shifting). Language of registered tribe: Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Language Use
Shifting to English [eng]. Curriculum for language program under development. Used conversationally by most elderly, rarely used in public settings. Adults only, but a few children have passive knowledge (Golla 2007). Most also use English [eng].
Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Texts.