Omaha-Ponca language


Omaha-Ponca language

language
name=Omaha-Ponca
nativename=
familycolor=American
states=United States
region=Nebraska and Oklahoma
speakers=85
fam1=Siouan-Proper
fam2=Siouan
fam3=Mississippi Valley
fam4=Dhegiha
iso3=oma

Omaha-Ponca is a Siouan language spoken by the Ponca and Omaha people of Nebraska and the Ponca people of Oklahoma. There are today only 60 speakers of Omaha, and 25 fluent speakers, all over 60, and a handful of semi-fluent speakers of Ponca.

According to the Ethnologue: "Ponca and Omaha are completely inherently intelligible to each other's speakers". They classifies them together as Omaha-Ponca


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