Central Sierra Miwok

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Central Sierra Miwok
Native to United States
Region California
Ethnicity Sierra Miwok
Native speakers
12 (1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 csm
Glottolog cent2140[2]

Central Sierra Miwok is a Miwok language spoken in California, in the upper Stanislaus and Tuolumne valleys. Today it is spoken by the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, a federally recognized tribe of Central Sierra Miwoks.


Bilabial Dental Alveolar Post-


Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop p t̪ (t) t (t̥) k ʔ
Affricate tʃ (č)
Nasal m n ŋ
Fricative s ʃ (š) h
Approximant w l j (j)
Front Central Back
Close i ɨ (y) u
Mid e o
Open a



  1. ^ Central Sierra Miwok at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Central Sierra Miwok". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Freeland, Broadbent. "Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary with Texts (1960)". Retrieved 2017-03-25. 

its dead because there are only 20 speakers

External links

  • Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary with Texts (1960), by L. S. Freeland and Sylvia M. Broadbent
  • Southern Sierra Miwok, California Language Archive
  • Metathesis, Sierra Miwok
  • Central Sierra Miwok basic lexicon at the Global Lexicostatistical Database
  • Central Sierra Miwok at the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
  • OLAC resources in and about the Central Sierra Miwok language

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