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Last speaker of language
Any language is determined to be an extinct language when the last native or fluent speaker of that language dies.
There are some 500 languages out of a total of 6000 being classified as nearly extinct because "only a few elderly speakers are still living".
- In 1898 died Tuone Udaina — the last speaker of the Dalmatian language.
- In 1908 died Fidelia Fielding — Mohegan Pequot language.
- In 1930 died Ascencion Solorsano — indigenous language Mutsun.
- In december 1974 died Ned Maddrell — Manx language.
- In november 1977 died Armand Lunel — jewish dialect of Occitan language.
- In may 1986 died Jack Butler — Jiwarli language of Australia.
- In 1989 died Klavdiya Plotnikova — the last speaker of the Kamassian language.
- In october 1992 died Tevfik Esenç — the last known fully competent speaker of the Ubykh language.
- In august 1995 died Algy Paterson — the last fluent speaker of the Martuthunira language of Western Australia.
- In 1999 died Carmel Charles — the last fluent speaker of the Nyulnyul language of Western Australia.
- In may 2002 died Big Bill Neidjie — Gaagudju language of the Northern Territory of Australia.
- In january 2008 died Marie Smith Jones — indigenous Eyak language of Southcentral Alaska.
- In 2009 died Ms. Boro - the last fluent speaker of the Aka-Kora language of the Andaman Islands
- January 28, 2010 - Boa Sr, Andamanese language Aka-Bo.