Language Request: Luiseño

This is a really rare language request. Only 5 people speak Luiseño as a native language (and I'm not one of them). A local university near me is trying to save the language from extinction. It's from the Uto-Aztecan language family, and it was once spoken from Los Angeles County to San Diego County in California. I know that it is extremely unlikely for Duolingo to pick up almost-extinct languages, but this language in particular is being revitalized and taught to university students, so I thought it'd be worth sharing that it exists and it might be interesting to learn if one is interested in California Indigenous languages.

January 3, 2017


I don't think there's much chance of that getting added, although there is a Klingon course hatching, so who knows?

January 3, 2017

They can create their own course on Memrise without needing any kind of approval. The native speakers can provide the audio.

Best of luck in such a noble quest.

January 8, 2017

Luis-eño sounds like a language that Luis would like...

August 5, 2019

Although I don't think there's a huge chance of them picking it up. Mostly due to the lack of speakers and/or people requesting it. Maybe if a school of thought or enough people attempt to revitalize it, they may consider it. Meanwhile, definitely try to keep the language alive through as many places as possible. Through Memrise, YouTube and/or Facebook tutorials, and your university.

The language sounds awesome! Please leave a link in the comments to the course if it gets completed. I'd totally check it out.

March 20, 2019
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