Potawatomi

Print

A language of United States

Alternate Names
Pottawotomi
Population

50 (1995 Potawatomi Language Institute). 50 L1 speakers in the United States and Canada, most in the United States. Ethnic population: 25,000 (1997 L. Buszard-Welcher).

Location

Kansas; Michigan: southwest and north; Wisconsin: north; Oklahoma: central.

Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Ceremonial and religious activities.

Language Development
Taught in tribal Head Start and K-12 schools in most communities as wells as in adult language programs. Grammar. Bible portions: 1844. Agency: Citizen Potawatomi Cultural Center.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

85% have varying degrees of language retention.

Also spoken in:

Expand All Collapse All
Page Views Left: