Columbia-Wenatchi

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Chelan, Columbian, Moses-Columbia, Moses-Columbia Salish, Nxa’amxcin, Wenatchee, Wenatchi, Wenatchi-Columbia
Population

17 (2010 census). 25 Columbia speakers (Golla 2007). L2 users: 0. Ethnic population: 230 (2000 census).

Location

Washington: Colville Reservation in north-central Washington.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct). Language of registered tribe: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Dialects

Columbia (Columbian, Sinkiuse), Wenatchi (Chelan, Entiat, Wenatchee).

Language Use

Colville Confederated Tribes 1995 language preservation program focused on documentation, not revitalization. Elderly only.

Language Development
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