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Has nobody noticed that the first and the third sentence directly contradict each other?
Also, how does a language drop from 279 to 12 speakers in 2 years? Did the sources count in different ways, or is a typo involved? (The Yurok Language Project page says there "about a dozen fluent native speakers, all elderly, and an active language revitalization program".) David Marjanović 15:24, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
A reply to the above question:
Yes, the majority were very old. The number is higher than 12, I'm pretty sure. There are many young people that are learning the language. 188.8.131.52
Robins' Grammar talks of "not more than 20 speakers could claim even a fair working knowledge of the language" (page xiii), and this book was published in 1958, so it is quite impossible that there may be more than 200 speakers today (or in 2000)...--184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:11, 18 February 2008 (UTC).
Just a factual correction: The Yurok Tribe is in Del Norte County, not Humboldt. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 20:31, 15 June 2009 (UTC)