A language of United States

Alternate Names
Sastean, Shastan

No known L1 speakers (Golla 2011). The last fluent speaker, Clara Wicks, died in 1978 (Golla 2011).


California: north.

Language Status

10 (Extinct). Language of registered tribe: Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California.


Formerly 4 dialects.

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Revitalization efforts are underway.
Other Comments

The people have merged their identity with the Karuk Tribe and consider Karuk [kyh] to be their heritage language.

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