L1 users: 700 (Golla 2007), decreasing. Plus 400 semispeakers (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 6,000 (1999 SIL).
Nevada: north; adjacent areas of California, Idaho, Oregon. About 20 reservations spread over 1,610 square km.
Bannock, North Northern Paiute (Mcdermitt), South Northern Paiute (Yerington-Schurz). Related to Mono [mnr]. Most reservations have their own dialect.
Greatest use in McDermitt. Speakers 60 and older, except at Fort McDermitt with 20–30% of the children acquiring it as L1.
Latin script [Latn].