Hidatsa

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Hinatsa, Hiraca, Minitari
Population

200 (Golla 2007). 25–50 semifluent speakers. 6 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 600 (2000 census).

Location

North Dakota: Fort Berthold Reservation.

Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of registered tribe: Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Crow [cro].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Curriculum for language program under development. Used conversationally by most elderly, rarely used in public settings. Adults only, but a few children have passive knowledge (Golla 2007).

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar.

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