Comanche

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Numinu
Autonym
Nʉmʉ Tekwapʉ
Population

100 (Golla 2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 8,500 (Golla 2007).

Location

Oklahoma: west.

Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of registered tribe: Comanche Nation.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Shoshoni [shh] and Timbisha [par].

Language Use

Speakers 50 and older.

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Bible portions: 1958. Courses in Comanche have been taught at University of Oklahoma (Golla 2007). Agency: Comanche Language and Cultural Preservation Committee.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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