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Extinct Native American Languages

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Do you that at one time, one out of every five people on earth spoke a Native American language? Due to contact with Europeans, this isn't the case today. Many Native American languages are at risk of becoming extinct or already are. Here is a list of those languages.

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Laurentian Report Abuse
Laurentian is an Iroquoian language that was spoken by the people along the coast of Saint Lawrence River. It became extinct in the late 16th century. The word Canada, which means village, comes from this language.
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Eel River Athabaskan Report Abuse
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Abnaki, Eastern Report Abuse
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Eastern Abnaki Report Abuse
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Pentlatch Report Abuse
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Carolina Algonquian Report Abuse
This language was spoken in North Carolina. It became extinct in the 1790s. We can thank this language for many popular words such as: moccasin, moose, pecan, raccoon, skunk, and squash.
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Chitimacha Report Abuse
The language became extinct in the 1940s. They are only indigenous tribe who still controls some of their original land. The tribe currently has 900 people. Attempts are underway to bring the language back.
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Beothuk Report Abuse
Extinct since the 1820s, this group tried to avoid contact with Europeans by moving further inland. This relocation moved them farther away from their main food source, which ultimately caused them to starve to death.
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Powhatan Virginia Algonquian Report Abuse
An Eastern Algonquian language spoken by the Powhatan people of tidewater Virginia. We can thank them for the following words: hickory, hominy, muskrat, persimmon, pone, raccoon, terrapin, tomahawk, and wicopy. The language became extinct in the 1790s.
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