Narragansett

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers. The last L1 speakers probably died by the 1850s; some rememberers survived into the 1880s (Wojciechowski 1999). Ethnic population: 1,400 ethnic population of Narragansett and Mohegan-Pequot [xpq] (1977 SIL).

Location

Connecticut; Rhode Island.

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: Narragansett Indian Tribe.

Language Development

Dictionary. Dr. Frank Waabu O’Brien has compiled documentation and instruction materials on Narragansett. There is also a Facebook page containing the alphabet and some vocabulary.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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