Takelma language

Native toUnited States
RegionOregon, Rogue Valley along the middle course of the Rogue River
EthnicityTakelma, Latgawa, Cow Creek band of Upper Umpqua
Extinct1934, with the death of Frances Johnson
  • Takelma
Language codes
ISO 639-3tkm
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Takelma (south), with the Kalapuyan languages to the north
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Takelma ə/[2] was the language spoken by the Latgawa and Takelma people and Cow Creek band of Upper Umpqua. It was first extensively described by Edward Sapir in his graduate thesis, The Takelma Language of Southwestern Oregon.[3] The last fluent speaker of Takelma, with whom Sapir worked while writing about the language, was Frances Johnson (Gwísgwashãn).


There was possibly a Cow Creek dialect spoken in southwestern Oregon along the South Umpqua River, Myrtle Creek, and Cow Creek.[4]

Other Languages
asturianu: Idioma takelma
brezhoneg: Takelmeg
català: Takelma
español: Idioma takelma
français: Takelma
Piemontèis: Lenga takelma