Language family: dialect of Keresan

Geographical use: New Mexico (USA)

Information: Acoma is a village in the US state New Mexico and was founded in 1075. The village was discovered by the Spanish in 1540. The word 'acoma' is Keresan for people of the white rocks. Acoma (pronounced either Eh- Ko-Ma or Ah-Ko-Ma) is derived from the Keresan word Hak’u.
Currently the 'Acoma Language Retention Program' is keeping the language alive by teaching it in schools. The program is a great succes.