Barbareño

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers (Golla 2007), but emerging L2 speakers. Last speaker, Mary Yee, died in 1965 (2004 W. Poser).

Location

California: near Santa Barbara.

Language Status

9 (Reawakening). Language of registered tribe: Tejon Indian Tribe.

Dialects

None known. Not intelligible with other Chumash varieties.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Chumash descendants interested in restoring traditional culture and language. Chumash Living Language Revitalization Project established in 1999.
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