Kutenai (also spelled Kootenai, Ktunaxa, and Ksanka) is a language spoken by the Kutenai people of Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. It is a member of the Salishan language family, and is one of the few remaining languages in that family that is still spoken. The Kutenai language is endangered, with only about 200 speakers remaining. However, there are efforts underway to revive the language, and it is being taught in some schools. The Kutenai people have a long and rich history, and their language is a reflection of that. It is a complex and beautiful language, and it is a shame that it is in danger of being lost. There are many reasons why the Kutenai language is endangered. One of the biggest reasons is that the Kutenai people have been marginalized for many years. They have been pushed onto reservations, and their children have been forced to attend schools where they are not allowed to speak their own language. The Kutenai language is also endangered because it is not written down. There is no written literature in the language, and it is not taught in schools. This means that the only people who know the language are those who have learned it from their parents or grandparents. The good news is that there are efforts underway to revive the Kutenai language. There are now schools that are teaching the language, and there are also programs to help people learn the language. It is important to preserve the Kutenai language, because it is a part of the history and culture of the Kutenai people. The language is also a valuable resource for linguists, because it is one of the few remaining Salishan languages. The Kutenai language is in danger of being lost, but there are people working to preserve it. With time and effort, the language can be saved and passed down to future generations.

Language locales, regions and scripts

Kutenai, Latin