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  • Feb 20, 2012
  • 11:31 AM

Keeping Lakota alive

Ruth Moon / Rapid City Journal
Jessie and her classmates are part of a kindergarten through second grade immersion school committed to reviving the Lakota language. Lakota is part of the "Dakota" language group, the third most commonly spoken Native American language in the country, but new Census estimates indicate fewer than 19,000 people still speak it. More than 10,000 of the nation's Dakota speakers live in South Dakota.


  1. I think it’s simply awesome that our children can learn our language over an “iphon”, what i would like to know is where can one obtain the information with out a “iphon”? Thank you

    - lynnell baldwin at 05:00 AM, Mar 06, 2012     Permalink

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