Language name and locationː Valley Maidu, California, USA [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区山谷迈杜语, 美国西部加利福尼亚州中部山谷地区


1. suti

2. pene

3. sapu

4. tsöye

5. ma-wika

6. sai-tsoko

7. popwi

8. pen-tcöi (2 x 4)

9. peliem

10. ma-tsoko


Linguist providing data and dateː Mr. Mark Rosenfelder, The Author of the website "Numbers from 1 to 10 in over 5000 languages", Chicago, USA, October 7 2023.

提供资的语言: Mr. Mark Rosenfelder, 2023 年 10 月 7 日.


Other comments: Maidu /ˈmaɪduː/, also Northeastern Maidu or Mountain Maidu (Valley Maidu) is an extinct Maiduan language of California, United States. It was spoken by the Maidu peoples who traditionally inhabit the mountains east and south of Lassen Peak in the American River and Feather River basins. These river regions include such valleys in the northern Sierra Nevada mountains of California as: Indian Valley, American Valley, Butte Valley, and Big Meadows. Maidu may also refer to the related Konkow and Nisenan languages.

Revitalization efforts
Farrell Cunningham, one of the youngest fluent Yamani Maidu speakers, taught "Mountain Maidu language classes in Greenville, Susanville, Nevada City and Auburn", and was active with the Maidu Theater in Nevada City, until his death on August 11, 2013, at age 37. Active language revitalization efforts have been underway since 2004. As of 2011, classes in Maidu were available in Nevada County, California.
The Maiduan language family is considered to belong to the Penutian language group, along with such families as Miwok, Wintun, Yokuts, and Ohlone.

Valley Maidu or Mountain Maidu has a decimal system. Valley Maidu has only recorded traditional numerals from 1 to 10 many years ago. New data for numbers after ten is required.