Pomo, Northern


A language of United States


No known L1 speakers. The last speaker, Elenor Stevenson Gonzales, died in 2005.


California: north, Sherwood Rancheria, near Willits.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California, Guidiville Rancheria of California, Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake, Pinoleville Pomo Nation, Potter Valley Tribe, Redwood Valley or Little River Band of Pomo Indians of the Redwood Valley Rancheria California, Round Valley Indian Tribes-Round Valley Reservation, Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California, Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California.


Guidiville, Sherwood Valley.

Language Development

The California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (CIMCC) has a Northern Pomo Language Curriculum developed by a consultant available, as well as a language learning app that can be downloaded for free.

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