Cocopah leid

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Cocopah
Kwikapa
Native tae Mexico, Unitit States
Region Baja California, Arizona, Sonora
Ethnicity Cocopah
Native speakers
300 (2007–2010)[1]
Yuman
  • Delta–Californie
    • Cocopah
Leid codes
ISO 639-3 coc
Glottolog coco1261[2]
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Cocopah is a Delta leid o the Yuman leid faimily spoken bi the Cocopah. In an effort tae keep the leid alive, which wis speuken bi fewer than 400 fowk at the turn o the 21st-century, the Cocopah Museum began afferin Cocopah leid clesses tae childer in 1998.

The leid haed nae alphabet till the 1970s when a scholar developit ane for a varsity dissertation. It pruived tae be less than ideal, an a new alphabet wis developit bi the tribe in the early 2000s. As the revival o the leid haes progressed, it haes been necessar tae fynd wirds for modren objects that didna exist in the auncient leid. These issues are referred tae the elders o the tribe for a decision.[3] Cocopah in Mexico uise a different orthografie designed bi the INALI.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 2007 Golla, 2012 INALI
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Cocopa". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. "Cocopah language class seeks to keep ancient tongue from dying out" (July 29, 2007) Yuma Sun