Southeastern Pomo language

Southeastern Pomo
Native to United States
Region Northern California
Native speakers
7 (2013)[1]
  • Southeastern Pomo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pom
Glottolog sout2982[2]

The seven Pomoan languages with an indication of their pre-contact distribution within California

Southeastern Pomo, also known by the dialect names Elem Pomo and Koi Nation Lower Lake Pomo, is a Pomoan language of Northern California. It is severely endangered, and was historically spoken along the eastern coast of Clear Lake, in Northern California.[3] [4]


  1. As of 2009, there is only one remaining fluent native speaker, Loretta Kelsey."Last living speaker works to keep NorCal tribe's language alive". Retrieved 2009-02-12.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Southeastern Pomo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Kevin Fagan (2007-09-29). "Only living Elem Pomo speaker teaches so she won't be the last". SFGate. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  4. Lonny Shavelson (2006-03-30). "California's Elém Pomo Tribe Tries to Save Its Language". VOA News. Retrieved 2012-08-17.

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