Choynimni (also spelled Choinumne) is a dialect of Kings River Yokuts historically spoken along the Kings River between Sanger and Mill Creek (near Piedra). The language is the best documented dialect of Kings River Yokuts.
|Extinct||2017 with the death of Hank Oliver|
Hank Oliver, reportedly the last fully fluent speaker of Choynimni died in 2017 at the age of 91. Living members of the tribe retain knowledge of Choynimni including an estimated half dozen speakers.
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- George, Carmen. "One of the last to speak his tribal language, he also sang about Wounded Knee".
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