Caddo language

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Caddo is a Native American language, the traditional language of the Caddo Nation.[2] It is critically endangered, with no exclusively Caddo-speaking community and only 25 speakers as of 1997 who acquired the language as children outside school instruction.[1] Caddo has several mutually intelligible dialects. The most commonly used dialects are Hasinai and Hainai; others include Kadohadacho, Natchitoches and Yatasi.[3]

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Native toUnited States
RegionCaddo County in western Oklahoma
Ethnicity45 Caddo people (2000 census)[1]
Native speakers
(25 cited 1997)[1]
  • Caddo
Language codes
ISO 639-2cad
ISO 639-3cad
Map showing the distribution of Oklahoma Indian Languages
Caddo is classified as Critically Endangered by the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
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