Cayuga

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A language of Canada

Autonym
Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’
Population

40 in Canada (2016 census). Ethnic population: 3,000 (Yamamoto 2007). Total users in all countries: 46.

Location

Ontario province: Grand River, Six Nations Reserve.

Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of recognized indigenous peoples: Lower Cayuga, Six Nations of the Grand River, Upper Cayuga.

Typology

Gender (3 - masculine, feminine, neuter); aspect suffix on verb; 10 consonants and 6 vowels; stress on the penultimate syllable; alienable/inalienable possession; laryngeal spreading.

Language Use

Older adults only. Also use English [eng], as L1 or L2 for the ethnic group.

Language Development

Dictionary.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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