San Francisco Bay Costanoan


  • Language: San Francisco Bay Costanoan
  • Alternate names: Čočenyo, Northern Costanoan, Northern Ohlone, Chocheño, Chochenyo, Costanoan
  • Language code: cst
  • Language family: Miwok-Costanoan, Costanoan (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers:
  • Vulnerability: Dormant
  • Script:

More information:

    Last fluent speakers in the 18th or early 19th centuries.

    Costanoan (Ohlone) is a language family with 6 closely related languages or dialect clusters. All are extinct; many varieties are very poorly attested; only Mutsun, Rumsen, and Chocheño have reasonably accurate documentation. Chocheño is a variety of San Francisco Bay Costanoan (together with Tamyen and Ramaytush, poorly attested dialects). Mutsun and Rumsen are often classified together as members of Southern Costanoan (which Ethnologue gives the name Southern Ohlone [css], and treats as a single language.