Southern Lushootseed

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Southern Puget Sound Salish
Population

210 (2010 census). 5 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 1,300 (2000 census).

Location

Washington: south end of Puget Sound.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Nisqually, Puyallup, Snoqualmie, Suquh, Southern Lushootseed, Sahewamish, Suquamish, Skykomish.

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. Older adults.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Lushootseed [lut] is the name used by most scholars for Southern Lushootseed, Skagit [ska], and Snohomish [sno] as a group.

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