Quechan or Kwtsaan, also known as Yuma, is the native language of the Quechan people of southeastern California and southwestern Arizona in the Lower Colorado River Valley and Sonoran Desert. Quechan belongs to the River branch of the Yuman language family, together with Mohave and Maricopa languages. Publications have documented Quechan grammar and texts. Quechan speakers participate in the Yuman Family Language Summit, held annually since 2001.

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  • Quechan or Kwtsaan, also known as Yuma, is the native language of the Quechan people of southeastern California and southwestern Arizona in the Lower Colorado River Valley and Sonoran Desert. Quechan belongs to the River branch of the Yuman language family, together with Mohave and Maricopa languages. Publications have documented Quechan grammar and texts. In 1980, it was estimated that there were fewer than 700 speakers of the language, including both the elderly and young. Hinton (1994:32) put a conservative estimate of the number of speakers at 150, and a liberal estimate at 400-500. As of 2009, 93 preschoolers were learning Quechan in the Quechan tribe's language preservation program, and the number of fluent speakers was estimated to be about 100. A Quechan dictionary was in progress. Quechan speakers participate in the Yuman Family Language Summit, held annually since 2001. A 2010 documentary, “Songs of the Colorado,” by filmmaker Daniel Golding features traditional songs in the Quechan language. Golding says, "The songs are all sung in the language, so if you're not learning and picking up the language, then you won't be able to understand the songs ... there are actually words telling stories..." Assistance is available for speakers of the language who wish to vote in elections in Imperial County, California and Yuma County, Arizona, under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. (en)
  • Le yuma (ou quechan, de l'ethnonyme kwtsan) est une langue yumane de la branche des langues yumanes centrales parlée aux États-Unis, en Californie, le long du Colorado, près de la ville de Yuma. (fr)
  • La lingua quechan (dall'endonimo kwtsan) o Yuma è una lingua appartenente alla famiglia linguistica delle lingue yumane, gruppo delle lingue Yumane-River, parlata negli USA, in California, lungo il corso del Colorado e nei pressi della città di Yuma (Arizona), dal popolo Quechan (anche chiamato Yuma o Yuman) . (it)
  • Квечанский язык (Kechan, Kwtsaan, Quechan, Quecl, Yuma) - индейский язык, на котором говорит народ квечаны, который проживает в резервации Форт-Юма юго-восточного края штата Калифорния, в речной долине Нижняя Колорадо и пустыне Сонора штата Аризона в США. Схож с языками марикопа и мохаве. Также нет систематической попытки преподавать язык в школах. Только пожилые и среднего возраста люди владеют языком свободно, но есть ряд молодых наполовину говорящих на языке людей. В настоящее время почти весь народ говорит на английском языке. (ru)
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  • Le yuma (ou quechan, de l'ethnonyme kwtsan) est une langue yumane de la branche des langues yumanes centrales parlée aux États-Unis, en Californie, le long du Colorado, près de la ville de Yuma. (fr)
  • La lingua quechan (dall'endonimo kwtsan) o Yuma è una lingua appartenente alla famiglia linguistica delle lingue yumane, gruppo delle lingue Yumane-River, parlata negli USA, in California, lungo il corso del Colorado e nei pressi della città di Yuma (Arizona), dal popolo Quechan (anche chiamato Yuma o Yuman) . (it)
  • Квечанский язык (Kechan, Kwtsaan, Quechan, Quecl, Yuma) - индейский язык, на котором говорит народ квечаны, который проживает в резервации Форт-Юма юго-восточного края штата Калифорния, в речной долине Нижняя Колорадо и пустыне Сонора штата Аризона в США. Схож с языками марикопа и мохаве. Также нет систематической попытки преподавать язык в школах. Только пожилые и среднего возраста люди владеют языком свободно, но есть ряд молодых наполовину говорящих на языке людей. В настоящее время почти весь народ говорит на английском языке. (ru)
  • Quechan or Kwtsaan, also known as Yuma, is the native language of the Quechan people of southeastern California and southwestern Arizona in the Lower Colorado River Valley and Sonoran Desert. Quechan belongs to the River branch of the Yuman language family, together with Mohave and Maricopa languages. Publications have documented Quechan grammar and texts. Quechan speakers participate in the Yuman Family Language Summit, held annually since 2001. (en)
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  • Квечанский язык (ru)
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