Wichita

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers (2016). The last speaker, Doris Jean Lamar-McLemore, died in 2016 (2016 R. Poolaw). Ethnic population: 2,100 (Golla 2007).

Location

Oklahoma: Caddo county, Anadarko.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita; Keechi; Waco; Tawakonie).

Dialects

Waco, Tawakoni. Reportedly similar to Kitsai [kii] and Pawnee [paw].

Language Use

Shifted to English [eng].

Language Development
Extensive efforts to document and preserve the language by Wichita Documentation Project (Golla 2007).
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