A language of United States


6 (Golla 2011). Ethnic population: 800 (Hinton 2007).


California: San Gorgonio Pass and Mohave Desert areas.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct). Language of registered tribe: Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians, Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, Ramona Band of Cahuilla, Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians.

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng]. Elderly only.

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Texts.

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