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North America
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Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

300-600?

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Ethnic Population

~700

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Cocopa was originally spoken by the people of the lowermost Colorado River and its delta. It is spoken today by between 150 and 300 of the approximately 700 members of the Cocopah Tribe, who have a reservation near Yuma, Arizona, and an equal or greater number of Mexican Cucapás in communities in Baja California and Sonora. In Arizona, most Cocopas over 50 are fluent, and a number of younger people are semi speakers, including at least some children.

Year of info

2008

Location and Context

Countries

Arizona, Baja California, Sonora

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Location description

Cocopa was originally spoken by the people of the lowermost Colorado River and its delta. Cocopah Tribe, reservation near Yuma, Arizona, and Mexican Cucapás in communities in Baja California and Sonora.

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Cocopa was originally spoken by the people of the lowermost Colorado River and its delta. Cocopah Tribe, reservation near Yuma, Arizona, and Mexican Cucapás in communities in Baja California and Sonora.

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Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

481

Domains of Use

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Year of info

2010

Location and Context

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Severely Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

150-300

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Ethnic Population

700

Non-monolingual speakers

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Year of info

2007

Location and Context

Countries

Arizona and Baja California

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There is a summer program with some language retention activities, and a course in Cocopa is offered at Yuma Community College.

Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

178

Domains of Use

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Year of info

1991

Location and Context

Countries

Mexico

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Location description

Baja California Norte (Mexicali)

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Baja California Norte (Mexicali)

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Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

350

Domains of Use

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There are 200 speakers in Mexico (P. Larson 1998). The ethnic population in Mexico is 200 (1998). (Unchanged 2016.)

Year of info

2009

Location and Context

Countries

Mexico; USA;

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Location description

Baja California, El Mayor, San Poza de Aroizú (south of Río San Luis Colorado).

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Baja California, El Mayor, San Poza de Aroizú (south of Río San Luis Colorado).

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Native Speakers Worldwide

300-600

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Cocopá is spoken today by between 150 and 300 of the approximately 700 members of the Cocopah Tribe, who have a reservation near Yuma, Arizona, and an equal or greater number of Mexican Cucapás in communities in Baja California and Sonora. In Arizona, most Cocopas over 50 are fluent, and a number of younger people are semi-speakers, including at least some children.

Year of info

2007

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Year of info

2005

Location and Context

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Coordinates

32.3333333333,-115.0

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Endangered

Native Speakers Worldwide

350

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  1. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)
    Lewis, M. Paul (ed.). 2009. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16 edn. http://www.ethnologue.com/home.asp. (15 February, 2011.)
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    Moseley, Christopher. 2007. Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages, 1 edn. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 070071197X
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    Beatriz Garza Cuarón and Yolanda Lastra. 1991. "Endangered Languages in Mexico." In Endangered Languages, edited by R. H. Robins and E. M. Uhlenbeck. 93-134. New York: Berg.
  4. North America
    Golla, Victor. 2007. "North America." In Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages, edited by C. Moseley. 1-96. London & New York: Routledge.
  5. North America
    Victor Golla, Ives Goddard, Lyle Campbell, Marianne Mithun and Mauricio Mixco. 2008. "North America." In Atlas of the World's Languages, edited by Chris Moseley and Ron Asher. 7-41. Routledge.
  6. World Oral Literature Project
    "World Oral Literature Project." Online: http://www.oralliterature.org.
    http://www.oralliterature.org
  7. Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger
    Moseley, Christopher (ed.). 2010. Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger, 3rd edn. http://www.unesco.org/culture/en/endangeredlanguages/atlas. (03 June, 2011.)
    http://www.unesco.org/culture/en/endangeredlanguages/atlas
  8. The World Atlas of Language Structures
    2005. "The World Atlas of Language Structures." edited by Bernard Comrie et al. Oxford University Press.
  9. The Cocopa Language
    Crawford Jr, James Mack. 1966. "The Cocopa Language."
  10. Cocopa Dictionary
    Crawford, James M. 1989. "Cocopa Dictionary." University of California Press.