Wednesday, July 16, 2008

NAT: Oklahoma Languages

There are 23 languages still spoken in Oklahoma. At least 14 additional languages are no longer spoken.

Language (Lang. Family), Max. No. of Speakers

Caddo (Caddoan), 20
Cherokee (Iroquoian), 9,000
Cheyenne (Algonkian), 400
Chickasaw (Muskogean), 600
Chiricahua Apache (Na-Dene), 1
Choctaw (Muskogean), 4,000
Comanche (Uto-Aztecan), 100
Yuchi (Isolate), 7
Iowa (Siouan), 30
Kickapoo (Algonkian), 400
Kiowa (Tanoan), 400
Muskogee: Creek and Seminole (Muskogean), 6,000
Osage (Siouan), 1
Otoe (Siouan), 3
Ottawa (Algonkian), 3
Pawnee (Caddoan), 7
Plains Apache (Na-Dene), 3
Ponca (Siouan), 33
Potawatomi (Algonkian), 20
Quapaw (Siouan), 1
Sauk (Algonkian), 7
Shawnee (Algonkian), 200
Wichita (Caddoan), 5

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