Plains Miwok language

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Plains Miwok
Native to United States
Ethnicity Plains and Sierra Miwok
Extinct maybe 1960s; 1 speaker in 1962[1]
or 1990s[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pmw
Glottolog plai1259[3]

Plains Miwok, also known as Valley Miwok, was one of the Miwok languages spoken in central California by the Plains Miwok people. It was spoken in the deltas of the San Joaquin and Cosumnes Rivers. Plains Miwok was once one of the most populous Miwok languages. All of the population has shifted to English.


  1. ^ H. Landar in Sebeok (1977)
  2. ^ Plains Miwok at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Plains Miwok". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • Callaghan, Catherine A. Plains Miwok Dictionary. University of California Publications in Linguistics, vol. 105. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984.
  • Plains Miwok Indians. "Rodriguez-Nieto Guide" Sound Recordings (California Indian Library Collections), LA008. Berkeley: California Indian Library Collections, 1993. "Sound recordings reproduced from the Language Archive sound recordings at the Language Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley".

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