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Southeastern Pomo language

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Southeastern Pomo language

Southeastern Pomo
Native to United States
Region Northern California
Native speakers
7  (2013)[1]
  • Southeastern Pomo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pom
Glottolog sout2982[2]
The seven Pomoan languages with an indication of their pre-contact distribution within California

Southeastern Pomo, also known by the dialect names Elem Pomo and Koi Nation Lower Lake Pomo, is a Pomoan language of Northern California. It is severely endangered, and was historically spoken along the eastern coast of Clear Lake, in Northern California.[3] [4]


  1. ^ As of 2009, there is only one remaining fluent native speaker, Loretta Kelsey."Last living speaker works to keep NorCal tribe's language alive". Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Southeastern Pomo". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Kevin Fagan (2007-09-29). "Only living Elem Pomo speaker teaches so she won't be the last". SFGate. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  4. ^ Lonny Shavelson (2006-03-30). "California's Elém Pomo Tribe Tries to Save Its Language". VOA News. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 

External links

  • Southeastern Pomo language overview at the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
  • OLAC resources in and about the Southeastern Pomo language
  • Julius Moshinsky (1974). "A Grammar of Southeastern Pomo". University of California Publications in Linguistics 72. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  • Southeastern Pomo, World Atlas of Language Structures Online
  • Southeastern Pomo basic lexicon at the Global Lexicostatistical Database

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