Salinan

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers. Last speaker died around 1960 (Mithun 1999). Ethnic population: 200 (1997 K. Turner).

Location

California: central coast.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

Formerly 2 dialects, Antoniano and Migueleño. A few linguists have posited a relationship to Hokan.

Language Development

Grammar. Texts.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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