Wampanoag

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Massachusett, Massachusetts, Natick
Autonym
Wôpanâak
Population

No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers. Last known speaker died at the end of the 19th century (Mithun 1999). Ethnic population: 4,000 (2006).

Location

Massachusetts: southeast.

Language Status

9 (Reawakening). Language of registered tribe: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts.

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng].

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Bible: 1663–1685. Language Reclamation Committee offers language classes, including an immersion program for tribal members (2016). Agency: Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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