Luiseño

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Payómkawichum
Population

No known L1 speakers. Ethnic population: 2,500 (Golla 2007).

Location

California: south.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians, Pala Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, Pauma Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, Rincon Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.

Dialects

Juaneño (Acgachemem, Agachemem, Ajachema, Ajachemem), Luiseño.

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. San Juan Capistrano community has a language revival program for the Ajachemem dialect (Golla 2007).
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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