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Cowlitz language

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Native to  United States
Region  Southwestern Washington
Ethnicity  200 Cowlitz people (1990)
Extinct  maybe 2 speakers in 1990
Revival  the 110 listed in 2010 census are not native speakers
Language family  Salishan Coast Tsamosan Inland Cowlitz

The Cowlitz language is a member of the Tsamosan branch of the Coast Salish family of Salishan languages.

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The Cowlitz people

The Cowlitz people were originally two distinct tribes: the Lower Cowlitz and the Upper Cowlitz. Only the Lower Cowlitz spoke Cowlitz; the Upper Cowlitz, a Sahaptin tribe, spoke a dialect of Yakama.

Vocabulary

Cowlitz is most similar to Lower Chehalis, another Tsamosan language, although it does contains some oddities, such as the word for one, utsus (in contrast to the Lower Chehalis paw).

References

Cowlitz language Wikipedia


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