Koasati (also Coushatta) is a Native American language of Muskogean origin. The language is spoken by the Coushatta people, most of whom live in Allen Parish north of the town of Elton, Louisiana, though a smaller number share a reservation near Livingston, Texas, with the Alabama people. In 1991, linguist Geoffrey Kimball estimated the number of speakers of the language at around 400 people, of whom approximately 350 live in Louisiana. The exact number of current speakers is unclear, but Coushatta Tribe officials claim that most tribe members over 20 speak Koasati. In 2007, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, in collaboration with McNeese State University and the College of William and Mary, began the Koasati (Coushatta) Language Project as a part of broader language revitalization efforts

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  • Koasati (also Coushatta) is a Native American language of Muskogean origin. The language is spoken by the Coushatta people, most of whom live in Allen Parish north of the town of Elton, Louisiana, though a smaller number share a reservation near Livingston, Texas, with the Alabama people. In 1991, linguist Geoffrey Kimball estimated the number of speakers of the language at around 400 people, of whom approximately 350 live in Louisiana. The exact number of current speakers is unclear, but Coushatta Tribe officials claim that most tribe members over 20 speak Koasati. In 2007, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, in collaboration with McNeese State University and the College of William and Mary, began the Koasati (Coushatta) Language Project as a part of broader language revitalization efforts with National Science Foundation grant money under the Documenting Endangered Languages program. Koasati is most closely related to the Alabama language but, though the Coushatta and Alabama have historically lived near each other, their languages are no longer mutually intelligible without extensive exposure. The language is also related to the Mikasuki language; some native speakers of Coushatta report they can understand Mikasuki without previous exposure to the language. (en)
  • Coushatta oder Koasati ist eine nordamerikanische Indianersprache und gehört zur Sprachfamilie der Muskogee-Sprachen. Die Sprache wird von den Coushatta gesprochen, von denen die meisten im Allen Parish nördlich der Stadt Elton (Louisiana) leben. Eine kleinere Anzahl teilt sich ein Reservat bei Livingston (Texas) mit den Alabama-Indianern. Der Linguist Geoffrey Kimball schätzte die Anzahl der Coushatta-Sprecher auf etwa 400 Personen, wovon etwa 350 in Louisiana leben (Kimball 1991). Coushatta ist mit der Alabama-Sprache am nächsten verwandt, doch obwohl die Coushatta und Alabama historisch sehr eng zusammen gelebt haben, sind ihre Sprachen ohne Eingewöhnung nicht mehr gegenseitig verständlich. Die Sprache ist auch zur Hitchiti-Mikasuki-Sprache verwandt und einige Coushatta-Sprecher behaupten, dass sie Mikasuki ohne große Eingewöhnungszeit verstehen konnten. Eine Besonderheit des Koasati ist, dass Männer und Frauen verschiedene grammatikalische Formen der Verben verwenden. (de)
  • Le koasati est une langue muskogéenne parlée aux États-Unis, dans le sud de la Louisiane et au Texas par environ 400 personnes. Elle est proche de l'alabama. (fr)
  • Koasati (ou Coushatta) é uma das Línguas ameríndias da família das Línguas muskageanas. A lingual é falada pelo povo indígena das proximidades de Coushatta, a maior parte dos quais vive na Paróquia de Allen que fica ao norte da cidade de Elton (Luisiana), embora uma pequena quantidade compartilhe uma Reserva indígena menor nas proximidades de Livingston (Texas) com o povo Alabama. (pt)
  • Коасати (Coushatta, Koasati) — маскогский язык, на котором говорит народ коасати, который проживает в штате Орегон (1 семья); в резервации Алабама-Коасати около города Ливингстон штата Техас и в резервации Коасати около города Элтон штата Луизиана в США. Более язык используется в штате Луизиана, чем в Техас. До последнего десятилетия использование снижалось. (ru)
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  • Le koasati est une langue muskogéenne parlée aux États-Unis, dans le sud de la Louisiane et au Texas par environ 400 personnes. Elle est proche de l'alabama. (fr)
  • Koasati (ou Coushatta) é uma das Línguas ameríndias da família das Línguas muskageanas. A lingual é falada pelo povo indígena das proximidades de Coushatta, a maior parte dos quais vive na Paróquia de Allen que fica ao norte da cidade de Elton (Luisiana), embora uma pequena quantidade compartilhe uma Reserva indígena menor nas proximidades de Livingston (Texas) com o povo Alabama. (pt)
  • Коасати (Coushatta, Koasati) — маскогский язык, на котором говорит народ коасати, который проживает в штате Орегон (1 семья); в резервации Алабама-Коасати около города Ливингстон штата Техас и в резервации Коасати около города Элтон штата Луизиана в США. Более язык используется в штате Луизиана, чем в Техас. До последнего десятилетия использование снижалось. (ru)
  • Koasati (also Coushatta) is a Native American language of Muskogean origin. The language is spoken by the Coushatta people, most of whom live in Allen Parish north of the town of Elton, Louisiana, though a smaller number share a reservation near Livingston, Texas, with the Alabama people. In 1991, linguist Geoffrey Kimball estimated the number of speakers of the language at around 400 people, of whom approximately 350 live in Louisiana. The exact number of current speakers is unclear, but Coushatta Tribe officials claim that most tribe members over 20 speak Koasati. In 2007, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, in collaboration with McNeese State University and the College of William and Mary, began the Koasati (Coushatta) Language Project as a part of broader language revitalization efforts (en)
  • Coushatta oder Koasati ist eine nordamerikanische Indianersprache und gehört zur Sprachfamilie der Muskogee-Sprachen. Die Sprache wird von den Coushatta gesprochen, von denen die meisten im Allen Parish nördlich der Stadt Elton (Louisiana) leben. Eine kleinere Anzahl teilt sich ein Reservat bei Livingston (Texas) mit den Alabama-Indianern. Der Linguist Geoffrey Kimball schätzte die Anzahl der Coushatta-Sprecher auf etwa 400 Personen, wovon etwa 350 in Louisiana leben (Kimball 1991). (de)
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  • Koasati language (en)
  • Coushatta (Sprache) (de)
  • Koasati (fr)
  • Língua koasati (pt)
  • Коасати (язык) (ru)
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