Yavapai-Hualapai-Havasupai Indian Language (Pai, Walapai)
Three Native American tribes of Arizona--the Havasupai (or Supai), Hualapai (or Walapai), and Yavapai Indians--speak dialects of the
same Yuman language, sometimes simply called Pai.
The Yuman languages are considered by some linguists to be members of the larger
Hokan language family.
Though pronunciation is
different in each of these three tribes, the people can understand each other when they speak. There are around 1000 Pai speakers in the three tribes
combined; Havasupai language use is especially vigorous, with Havasupai being used in the tribe's elementary and high schools.