Fox or Meskwaki is an Algonquian langauge spoken by about 1,000 Fox
(Meshkwahkihaki), Sauk (oθaakiiwaki) and
Kickapoo (Kiikaapoa) people in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texs,
Nebraska, Iowa, Arizona in the USA, and in Coahuila in northern Mexico.
The three dialects are Fox, Sauk and Kickapoo, which some consider to
be closely related though separate languages.
Fox is also known as Mesquakie, Meskwaki or Meshkwahkihaki;
Sauk is also known as Sac or Sac and Fox, and Kickapoo is also
known as Kikapú.
The majority of Fox speakers are elderly or middle aged,
There is a bilingual education program in the tribal
school in the Meskwaki Settlement in Iowa.