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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Absaroke, Absarokee, Apsaroke
Autonym
Apsáalooke
Population

4,160 (2015 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 8,500 (Golla 2007).

Location

Montana: south.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of registered tribe: Crow Tribe of Montana.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Hidatsa [hid].

Language Use

Most younger people are semispeakers (Golla 2007). Some young people, all adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: 1%–5%. Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Bible portions: 1980–2007. Increasing efforts toward language preservation (Golla 2007).

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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