Catawba

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers. The last speaker, Samuel Taylor Blue, died in 1959. Ethnic population: 500 (1977 SIL).

Location

South Carolina: Rock Hill area.

Language Status

9 (Reawakening). Language of registered tribe: Catawba Indian Nation (Catawba Tribe of South Carolina).

Language Development
Dictionary. Catawba Nation’s Cultural Preservation Program is engaged in a language revitalization effort (Golla 2007).
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