Alf Palmer (ca. 1891 – 1981), or Jinbilnggay in his native language, was the last native speaker of the Australian aboriginal language Warrungu. He lived in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alf Palmer"
Armand Lunel was a French writer and the last known speaker of Shuadit (Judeo-Provençal), a now-extinct Occitan language. He died in 1977. ...more on Wikipedia about "Armand Lunel"
Big Bill Neidjie was the last surviving speaker of the Gagudju language, an indigenous language from northern Kakadu after which the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park is named. He was a senior elder of Kakadu National Park and a traditional owner of the Bunitj estate in northern Kakadu, perhaps the most spectacular National Park in Australia. His decision to open up this land to other people was instrumental in the creation of Kakadu National Park. He was usually called Big Bill Neidjie because of his physique and physical strength, probably gained through his time working on the luggers, and was also called Kakadu Man, after the title of his first book. ...more on Wikipedia about "Big Bill Neidjie"
Dolly Pentreath (died December 1777) is considered by many to be the last native speaker of the Cornish language (that is, the last person who spoke only or predominantly Cornish). She has passed into legend for cursing at people with a long stream of fierce Cornish whenever she became angry. ** Her death essentially marked the death of Cornish as a community language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dolly Pentreath"
Ishi ( 1860? – March 25, 1916) was the name given to the last member of the Yahi tribe of California, and means man in the Yahi language. Ishi is believed to be the last Native American in Northern California to have lived the bulk of his life completely outside the European American culture. He emerged from the wild on August 29, 1911 near Oroville, California, after leaving his ancestral homeland in the foothills near Lassen Peak. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ishi"
Jack Butler ( May 4, 1901 – May 10, 1986) was the last native speaker of the Jiwarli language of Australia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jack Butler (Jiwarli)"
Margaret McMurray (??--? 1760) appears to have been one of the last native speakers of a lowland dialect of Scottish Gaelic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Margaret McMurray"
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Marie Smith Jones (born May 14, 1918) is the last surviving speaker of the Eyak language of southcentral Alaska. She is also the chief of the Eyak Nation and the last remaining full-blooded Eyak ** . She lives in Anchorage, Alaska. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marie Smith"
Edward "Ned" Maddrell ( 1877?– December 27 , 1974) was a fisherman from the Isle of Man who was arguably the last surviving native speaker of the Manx language. Today, however, native speakers have once again appeared. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ned Maddrell"
Nonosbawsut (unknown – March 1819) was a leader of the Beothuk people. Family head of and partner of Demasduwit, born Newfoundland, Canada. Sometimes referred to as Chief Nonosbawsut, his stature within the last remaining Betothuk would better be describe as that of a headman or leader. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nonosbawsut"
Red Thunder Cloud (ca. 1920 – January 8, 1996), also known as Carlos Westez, is considered by some as the last native speaker of the Catawba language. This statement is disputed by many, who have presented evidence that in fact he was a second language learner of Catawba. ...more on Wikipedia about "Red Thunder Cloud"
Shanawdithit ( 1801 – June 6 1829), also referred to as Nancy April, is believed to have been the last surviving member of the Beothuk people. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shanawdithit"
Tevfik Esenç ( 1904 – October 7, 1992) was a Circassian exile in Turkey and the last known speaker of the Ubykh language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tevfik Esenç"
Tuone Udaina (? – June 10, 1898; Antonio Udina in Italian) was the last speaker of the Dalmatian language. He was the main source of knowledge for his parents' dialect, that of the island of Veglia (modern Krk), though he was hardly an ideal informant; Vegliot Dalmatian was not his native language, and he had learned it only from listening to his parents' private conversations. Moreover, he had not spoken the language for 20 years at the time he acted as an informant, and he was deaf and toothless as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tuone Udaina"
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