Chico language

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Valley Maidu
Native toUnited States
Extinct(date missing)
  • Chico
Language codes
ISO 639-3vmv

Chico (also Valley Maidu) is an extinct Maiduan language formerly spoken by Maidu peoples who lived in Northern California, between Sacramento and the Sierra foothills.

See also[edit]


  • Campbell, Lyle. (1997). American Indian languages: The historical linguistics of Native America. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-509427-5.
  • Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (Ed.). (2005). Ethnologue: Languages of the world (15th ed.). Dallas, TX: SIL International. ISBN 978-1-55671-159-6. (Online version:[permanent dead link].
  • Heizer, Robert F. (1966). Languages, territories, and names of California Indian tribes.
  • Mithun, Marianne. (1999). The languages of Native North America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-23228-9 (hbk); ISBN 978-0-521-29875-9.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Valley Maidu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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