Spokane

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Spokan
Population

No known L1 speakers. Last known speakers survived into the late 2000s. Ethnic population: 1,000 (1977 SIL).

Location

Washington: northeast.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Kalispel-Pend d’Oreille [fla].

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng].

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Language revival program is expanding to provide instruction at all grade levels in the reservation school (Golla 2007).

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