Unapi

Facts

  • Language: Unapi
  • Alternate names: Delaware, Lenni-Lenape, Lenape, Tla Wilano
  • Language code: unm
  • Language family: Algic, Algonquian, Eastern
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script: Latin script

Introduction

Unami, or Lenape, was spoken in the lower Delaware River valley (including central and southern New Jersey) and was most recently spoken in parts of Oklahoma, to where Unami-speakers were removed. It is now extinct, though language revitalization work is underway by the Delaware Tribe of Indians.

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