Piro Pueblo language

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Not to be confused with Piro languages or Piro language (Peru).
Native to United States
Region New Mexico
Ethnicity Piro
Extinct by 1900[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pie
Linguist list

Piro is a poorly attested, extinct Tanoan language once spoken in the more than twenty Piro Pueblos near Socorro, New Mexico.[2] It has generally been classified as one of the Tiwa languages,[3] though Leap (1971) contested that Piro is a Tanoan language at all.[4]


  1. ^ Piro at MultiTree on the Linguist List
  2. ^ Harrington, John P. (1909) "Notes on the Piro Language" American Anthropologist New Series, 11(4):563–594
  3. ^ Newman, Stanley (1954) "American Indian Linguistics in the Southwest" American Anthropologist New Series, 56(4): pp. 626-634, 631
  4. ^ Leap, William L. (1971) "Who Were the Piro?" Anthropological Linguistics 13: pp. 321-330