Indian Language Usage


Selected Languages Spoken at Home
By Persons Aged 5 and Over
1990 Census

Language                      Speakers Rank
All American Indian languages  281,990     
  In Mountain States           209,756     
Algonquian languages            12,887     
  Ojibwa                         4,518   9 
  Cheyenne                       1,570     
Athapascan-Eyak languages      157,694     
  Apache languages              12,897     
    Apache                      11,563   3 
  Navajo                       142,886   1 
Iroquoian languages             12,046     
  Mohawk                         1,504     
Muskogean languages             13,772     
  Choctaw                        8,147   5 
  Muskogee                       4,706   8 
Penutian languages               8,190     
  Zuni (is this Penutian?)       6,343   6 
Siouan languages                19,683     
  Crow                           4,143  10 
  Dakota                        13,387   2 
Tanoan languages                 8,255     
  Kiowa                            936     
  Tewa                           3,437     
  Tiwa                           2,338     
  Towa                           1,390     
Uto-Aztecan languages           23,493     
  Hopi                           5,264   7 
  Nunic languages                6,345     
    Comanche                       693     
    Paiute                       1,534     
    Shosoni                      2,142     
    Ute                          1,814     
  Pima                          11,449   4 


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