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Hoocak language

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shila pemberton

on 8 November 2013

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Transcript of Hoocak language

Language is used in place of business and by employees in less specialized work areas.
only a few elders speak the language.
8 levels of extinction
Language is used by higher levels of government and in higher education.
Language is used by local government and in the minority community.
language is required in elementary schools.
language is still very alive and used often.
only adults beyond child bearing age speak the language.
some inter-nation use of language.
There are 6,000 languages spoken worldwide.
-Only 600 (10%) of those languages are expected to survive this century.
566 federally recognized tribes
There are 165 native american languages in the US

Largest speaking language is
148,530 speakers
Hoocak language has less then
4% (roughly 200 speakers) and the ones that are left are beyond child bearing years. (65 years and older)
There are 7000+ Hoocak people scattered across three states.
Hoocąk Language Division
Was established to educate tribal members, especially children, about their language and culture.

Wisconsin tribes/bands/communities
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lac Court Orielles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
St Croix Chippewa Indians
Sokaogan Mole Lake
Forest County Potawatomi
Ho-Chunk Nation
Menominee Indian Tribe
Oneida Tribe of Indians
Stockbridge Munsee Community
Second largest speaking language
60,000 speakers
Third largest speaking language
51,000 speakers
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