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). Language of registered tribe: Nisqually Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Tulalip Tribes of Washington.

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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