Cupeño

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers (2007). Last speaker died in 1987 (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 700 (2000 A. Yamamoto).

Location

California: Pala reservation area, north of Valley Center.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, Pala Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation.

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng].

Language Development
Grammar. Resources for revitalization are being developed through linguistic research by the Limu Project (2017).
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