Current Usage

Jun 29, 12:34 PM

The Navajo language is widely used by the Navajos of all ages, with over half of the Navajo people using it at home. Many Navajo parents transmit their native language even their sons and daughters as their mother tongue. Because of this the Navajo are one of the few Indian tribes in the United States that used their native language for everyday communication. Click here for more - real sports news. However, the language is in decline, especially in urban areas outside the reserves and increasingly young people begin to use English. Even within reserves the census indicate that between 1980 and 1990 the proportion of Navajos between five and seventeen years who used only English rose from 12 to 28 . For 2000 the figure rose to 43 .