Quechan

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A language of United States

Alternate Names
Kechan, Kwtsan, Quecl, Yuma
Population

290 (2015 census). Ethnic population: 3,000 (2000 A. Yamamoto).

Location

California: Fort Yuma Reservation in southeast corner.

Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of registered tribe: Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation (Arizona and California).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Maricopa [mrc] and Mohave [mov].

Language Use

Shifting to English [eng]. No systematic attempt to teach in schools. Only middle-aged or elderly are fluent but there are a number of young semispeakers.

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