Miami

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Illinois, Miami-Illinois, Miami-Myaamia, Wea
Population

No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers. Ethnic population: 2,000 (1977 SIL).

Location

Indiana: north central (Miami dialect); Oklahoma: northeast (Miami and Peoria dialects).

Language Status

9 (Reawakening).

Dialects

Miami, Peoria.

Language Use

No fluent L1 speakers since 1962 (Golla 2007). Miami University of Ohio with support of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma has developed the Myaamia Center for study of Miami culture and language. Courses are offered there and the Miami Tribe has been developing youth programs since 2005 (2013 D. Baldwin).

Language Development
Dictionary.