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Catawba
Basic information
Region

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Flag of South Carolina.png South Carolina[2][3]

Status

Extinct after the last speaker, Red Thunder Cloud died in 1996[3][4][5]

Language family
Language codes
ISO 639-1

None

ISO 639-2

ISO 639-3

chc[3][4]

Catawba is an extinct language formerly spoken by the Catawba of the United States. The language went extinct due to the introduction of English to the tribes of Catawba. Its last known speaker, an impostor known as Cromwell West, or Red Thunder Cloud died on January 8, 1996. Currently, the tribes are trying to revive the language, as not all information was lost.[2][3][4][5]

Dialects[]

Pre-contact distribution of the Catawba language.

References[]

External links[]

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