Mohegan-Pequot

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A language of United States

Population

No known L1 speakers. The last speaker, Fidelia Fielding, died in 1908 (Mithun 1999). Ethnic population: 1,400 ethnic population of Mohegan-Pequot and Narragansett [xnt] (1977 SIL).

Location

Connecticut; New York. Eastern Connecticut (Mohegan and Pequot dialects); eastern Long Island, New York (Montauk dialect).

Language Status

9 (Dormant). Language of registered tribe: Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, Shinnecock Indian Nation.

Dialects

Mohegan, Pequot, Montauk. Reportedly similar to Wampanoag [wam].

Language Development
Dictionary. The Mohegan Language Project has produced a dictionary and online learning materials.
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