Tunica

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A language of United States

Population

32, all users. No known L1 speakers (2000), but emerging L2 speakers. Last known native speaker died in 1948 (1964 M. Haas). 32 (2017 J. Maxwell).

Location

Louisiana: north central.

Language Status

9 (Reawakening).

Language Development
Literature. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. The Tunica Language Revitalization Project has organized language immersion summer camps for youth and immersion workshops for adults and for teens. There is also a weekly after-school program during the school year and have online classes for the extended community (2017 J. Maxwell). Agency: Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program.
Other Comments

Heritage language of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana.

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