Comanche (English: /kəˈmæntʃi/, endonym Nʉmʉ Tekwapʉ̲) is a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Comanche people, who split from the Shoshone people soon after the Comanche had acquired horses around 1705.
The Comanches are one of the most historically important Indian cultures from Texas. There was always one Comanche in these groups who could speak Spanish, French, and four or five Indian languages.
There are at least six additional native languages once spoken in Oklahoma that are now extinct, according to UNESCO’s list. Comanche is listed as a severely endangered world language.
The following are the names of Comanche bands so far as these are known:
Dating back to the early 1500s, the Comanche were originally part of the Eastern Shoshone, who lived near the upper reaches of the Platte River in eastern Wyoming. However, when the Europeans entered the scene and the tribe obtained horses, they broke off from the Shoshone with an estimated 10,000 members.
The Comanche tribe currently has approximately 17,000 enrolled tribal members with around 7,000 residing in the tribal jurisdictional area around the Lawton, Ft Sill, and surrounding counties.
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Comanche is pronounced “kuh-MAN-chee.” It means “enemy” in the language of their Ute neighbors. In their own language, the Comanches call themselves Numinu (the people.)
Comanche (nʉmʉ tekwapʉ̱) Comanche is an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in south west Oklahoma in the USA. In 2013 there were 30 native speakers of Comanche, out of a total Comanche population of about 15,100. The language was formerly spoken in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma.
Geronimo, Indian name Goyathlay (“One Who Yawns”), (born June 1829, No-Doyohn Canyon, Mex. —died Feb. 17, 1909, Fort Sill, Okla., U.S.), Bedonkohe Apache leader of the Chiricahua Apache, who led his people’s defense of their homeland against the military might of the United States.
The Tonks, as they were called, members of an occasionally cannibalistic Indian tribe that had nearly been exterminated by Comanches and whose remaining members lusted for vengeance, would look for signs, try to cut trails, then follow the trails to the lodges.