Serrano is an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in southern California in the USA. The last fluent speaker of Serrano, Dorothy Ramon, died in 2002, however a few others are learning the language. Dorothy worked to Eric Elliot, a linguist, to document the Serrano language and culture, and they published a book about this called Wayta' Yawa' (Always Believe) in Serrano and English.
The Serrano people traditionally lived near the San Bernadino Mountains and the Mojave River in southern California. They were relocated to the San Manuel Reservation in 1891.
Efforts are currently being made to revive Serrano, including classes, apps, games and other resources. The language was first written in the 1990s, and an new alphabet was developed from 2005.
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Information about Serrano | Phrases
Information about the Serrano language
Comanche, Cora, Hopi, Huarijio, Huichol, Ivilyuat / Cahuilla, Kawaiisu, Luiseño, Mayo, Mono, O'odham, Nahuatl, Northern Paiute, Pipil, Serrano, Shoshone, Southern Paiute, Tarahumara, Tepehuán, Timbisha, Tongva, Yaqui
Languages written with the Latin alphabet
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