Lipan language

Native to USA
Region New Mexico, Texas
Ethnicity Lipan Apache people
Extinct late 20th century.[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 apl
Glottolog lipa1241[2]

Lipan is an Eastern Southern Athabaskan language spoken by the Lipan Apache. In 1981, it was reported that there were only 2 or 3 elderly speakers still alive.[3]



  1. Lipan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lipan Apache". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Lipan at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)

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