Obispeño (also known as Northern Chumash) was one of the Chumash Native American languages previously spoken along the coastal areas of California. The primary source of documentation on the language is from the work of linguist J. P. Harrington.
|Native to||United States|
|Region||Californian coastal areas|
|Extinct||1917, with the death of Rosario Cooper|
Obispeño is classified as the sole member of the northern branch of the Chumashan language family.
Obispeño was spoken in the region of San Luis Obispo, California.
- "Rosario Cooper". Northern Chumash Tribe.
- "Obispeño – Survey of California and Other Indian Languages". linguistics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- Obispeño language — overview at the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages.
- Language-archives.org: OLAC resources in and about the Obispeño language
- California Language Archives: Obispeño language
- Obispeño language at the Northern Chumash tribe website