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Title: Mono Lake Northern Paiute
Author: Molly E. Babel
Institution: University of British Columbia
Author: Michael J. Houser
Institution: University of California
Author: Maziar Toosarvandani
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Homepage: http://people.ucsc.edu/~mtoosarv/
Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Linguistic Field: Language Documentation
Subject Language: Paiute, Northern
Abstract: Northern Paiute is a member of the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. It is spoken across the Great Basin in the western United States – from Mono Lake in California, on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, through western Nevada and into southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho, as well as in a discontinuous region in southeastern Idaho by the Bannock. There are, according to Golla (2011), about 300 first-language speakers of Northern Paiute. In this illustration, we describe the language's Mono Lake variety.

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