- Tunica language
extinct=since the death of
The Tunica (or Tonica, or less common form Yuron [http://www.bl.uk/services/bibliographic/marc/marcappbx.html#Y] ) language was a
language isolatespoken in what is now Louisianain the United Statesby Native American Tunica peoples.
When the last known fluent speaker,
Sesostrie Youchigant, died, the language became extinct. Linguist Mary Haasworked with Youchigant to describe what he remembered of the language, and the description was published in "A Grammar of the Tunica Language" in 1941, followed by "Tunica Texts" in 1950 and "Tunica Dictionary" in 1953.
* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=tun Ethnologue entry on Tunica]
* [http://www.rosettaproject.org/archive/gulf/americas/tuk/view?searchterm=Tunica Rosetta Project entry on Tunica]
* [http://www.tunica.org/ Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana]
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