Kansa

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Kanze, Kaw, Konze
Population

No known L1 speakers (2005 D. Ranney). The last fluent speaker, Walter Kekahbah, died in 1983 (2005 D. Ranney). Ethnic population: 1,700 (Golla 2007).

Location

Oklahoma: north central.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: Kaw Nation.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Omaha [oma], Osage [osa], Ponca [oma], and Quapaw [qua].

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng].

Language Development
The Kaw Nation started offering online language learning for Kansa second language speakers in 2012.
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