Lakota is a language spoken by the Lakota people, who are Native Americans who live in the northern Great Plains region of the United States. The Lakota language is a member of the Sioux language family, and is closely related to the other Sioux languages, such as Dakota and Nakota. The Lakota language is an endangered language, with only around 6,000 speakers remaining. This is due to a number of factors, including the suppression of Native American languages by the United States government, and the assimilation of Native Americans into mainstream American culture. However, there are efforts underway to revive the Lakota language, through language immersion programs and the use of Lakota in the media. Lakota has a complex grammar, and is a polysynthetic language, meaning that words can be very long and can express complex ideas. Lakota is also a tonal language, with pitch being used to distinguish meaning. Lakota is written using the Latin alphabet, and has its own unique alphabet, called the Lakota syllabary. Lakota is a beautiful and complex language, which is an important part of the heritage of the Lakota people. It is hoped that through efforts to revive the language, it will be preserved for future generations.

Language group

Siouan languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Lakota, United States, Latin
Lakota, United States
Lakota, Latin