Mohave

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Mojave, River Yuman, Upriver Yuman, Yuman
Population

200 (2015 census). Ethnic population: 2,000 (Golla 2007).

Location

Arizona-California border: Fort Mohave and Colorado River reservations.

Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of registered tribe: Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation (Arizona and California), Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (Arizona; California; Nevada).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 85% with Maricopa [mrc], 63% with Walapai and Havasupai [yuf], 62% with Yavapai [yuf].

Language Use

Mainly older adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary. Language materials, programs for children.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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