Piro Pueblo language

Piro is a poorly attested, extinct Tanoan language once spoken in the more than twenty Piro Pueblos near Socorro, New Mexico.[3] It has generally been classified as one of the Tiwa languages,[4] though Leap (1971) contested that Piro is a Tanoan language at all.[5]

Native toUnited States
RegionNew Mexico
Extinctby 1900[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pie


  1. ^ Piro at MultiTree on the Linguist List
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Piro". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Harrington, John P. (1909) "Notes on the Piro Language" American Anthropologist New Series, 11(4):563–594
  4. ^ Newman, Stanley (1954) "American Indian Linguistics in the Southwest" American Anthropologist New Series, 56(4): pp. 626-634, 631
  5. ^ Leap, William L. (1971) "Who Were the Piro?" Anthropological Linguistics 13: pp. 321-330