Pomo, Eastern


A language of United States

Alternate Names
Clear Lake Pomo

No known L1 speakers (Golla 2011). There were a handful of semifluent speakers at Robinson and Big Valley Rancheria in 2008 (Golla 2011).


California: north, Clear Lake area.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California, Robinson Rancheria, Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California.

Language Development

Grammar. The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) has developed an Eastern Pomo Language Curriculum and also offers a free language learning app.

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