Maricopa

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Cocomaricopa, Piipaash
Population

35 (2015 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 800 (Golla 2007). 160 in Arizona (2000 census).

Location

Arizona: Phoenix area; associated with Pima [ood] language speakers on Gila River and Salt River reservations.

Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of registered tribe: Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation.

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 85% with Mohave [mov], 58% with Havasupai [yuf], 57% with Walapai [yuf] and Yavapai [yuf].

Language Use

Language program at Lehi on the Salt River Reservation (Golla 2007). Older adults. Also use English [eng].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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