|Native to||United States|
|Region||Central Oregon and Washington|
with the death of Fred Yelkes (1885–1958)
Molala (Molele, Molalla) is the extinct and poorly attested Plateau Penutian language of the Molala people of Oregon and Washington. It is first attested along the Deschutes River, and later moved to the Molalla and Santiam rivers, and to the headwaters of the Umpqua and Rogue rivers. It was once thought to be close to Cayuse. There were three known dialects:
- Northern Molala, spoken in southern Oregon in the Cascade Range
- Upper Santiam Molala, spoken along the upper Santiam River in the Cascades in central Oregon.
- Southern Molala, spoken in southern Oregon in the Cascade Range
- Molala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- "Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia, and ... - Google Books". google.co.in. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Molale". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
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