Shasta Language (sht)

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Also Known As: Shastan,Sastean


The Shasta language is an extinct Shastan language formerly spoken from northern California into southwestern Oregon. By 1980, only two fluent speakers, both elderly, were alive. Today, all surviving Shasta people speak English. Length is distinctive for consonants in Shasta. The affricates are generally written and , and the ejectives indicated by an apostrophe written over the character. The phoneme /j/ is represented by .

Shasta has four vowels, /i e a u/, with contrastive length, and two tones: high tone, marked with an acute accent, and low tone, which is unmarked...... full article at Wikipedia

Location of Shasta Language Speakers


Main Country: United States
Spoken In:

Regions: Americas

ISO 639-3 Code: sht

Classification Taxonomy

All Languages

  Hokan Group

    Northern Hokan Group

      Karok-Shasta Group

        Shasta-Palaihninan Group

          Shastan Group

            Shasta Language