Death of a language

Anthea Fraser Gupta A.F.Gupta at
Wed Jun 8 17:35:51 UTC 2005

Red Thunder Cloud was said to be the last native speaker of Catawba.
'Katauba' is a spelling that seems to be used in French and some other
languages, e.g.


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Anthea Fraser Gupta (Dr)
School of English, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-lgpolicy-list at
> [mailto:owner-lgpolicy-list at] On Behalf Of
> Ronald Kephart
> Sent: 08 June 2005 17:09
> To: lgpolicy-list at
> Subject: Re: Death of a language
> Of course the author meant "Vanuatu." The island and language, Aore,
> seem correct; I can't figure out what the "Katauba" refers to exactly.
> Ron
> At 11:48 AM -0400 6/8/05, Harold F. Schiffman wrote:
> >  >From the Star of Mysore,
> >
> >Some three years ago, I read a small news item in a popular English
> >daily which has a wide circulation. It was not displayed prominently
> >and was found in a remote corner of a page.
> >
> >It was about the death of a language which was in existence on a
> >pacific island, near the United States of America, called Aore. The
> >name of the country was Vanuwater. The people of the island
> belong to
> >an ethnic group called Katauba. Their language was called Aore...

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