Purisimeño

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers (Golla 2011).

Location

California: south, near Santa Barbara.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

None known. Not intelligible with other Chumash varieties.

Language Development
Chumash Living Language Revitalization Project established in 1999. Although only Ineseño [inz] descendants are organized as a recognized tribe, there is interest among all Chumash descendants in restoring their traditional culture and language (Golla 2007).
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