Lipan Apache

Lipan Apache belongs to the Athabaskan language family. It is a dialect of Eastern Apache. According to Ethnologue, there are no known first language speakers of this dialect, and, thus, it is considered dormant: "The language serves as a reminder of heritage identity for an ethnic community, but no one has more than symbolic proficiency." (Ethnologue)

Lipan Apache Rainbird Song

Flag of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas (By Xasartha, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Created By
Gabriela C. Zapata


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