Meskwaki

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Mesquakie, Sac and Fox, Sauk-Fox
Population

200 (2001 I. Goddard). 200 Mesquakie in Iowa, more than 50 Sac and Fox in central Oklahoma, a few Nemaha Sauks on the Kansas-Nebraska border (Golla 2007). Ethnic population: 760 Fox.

Location

Iowa: Tama. Kansas and Nebraska: eastern border area (Mesquakie dialect): Oklahoma: central (Mesquakie dialect); Fox and Sac Reservation (Fox and Sac dialects).

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Fox, Sac, Mesquakie. Kansas and Oklahoma groups closely related to Kickapoo [kic] of Oklahoma and Mexico.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Mostly older adults. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 75%–100%. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible portions: 1986–2009.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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