Cayuse language

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Cayuse
Native to United States
Region Oregon
Extinct 1930s
Unclassified
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xcy
Linguist list
xcy
Glottolog cayu1241[1]

The Cayuse language (Cailloux, Willetpoos) is an extinct unclassified language formerly spoken by the Cayuse Native American tribe in the U.S. state of Oregon. The Cayuse name for themselves was Liksiyu (see Aoki 1998).

Similarities to Molala, the language of people to the south of them in central Oregon, are thought to have been due to contact.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Cayuse". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Aoki, Haruo. (1998). A Cayuse Dictionary based on the 1829 records of Samuel Black, the 1888 records of Henry W. Henshaw and others, Manuscript. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
  • Rigsby, Bruce. (1965). Linguistic Relations in the Southern Plateau, PhD dissertation, University of Oregon.

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