**TEACHING/STUDY AMERICAN INDIAN LANGUAGES
- FreeLang.net Free Resources for Foreign Language Studies Since 1997!
- Cherokee Nation Cultural Resource Center Language Services
"The Cherokee Nation offers Cherokee Online Language Classes!"
- Cherokee Nation, Dikaneisdi "The dikaneisdi (Words/word list) contains over
7,000 words and sound files of translations. Courtesy Cherokee Nation, OK
Visit the resource center path to Downloads: Font, Songs, Words!
- First Voices "FirstVoices is a group of web-based tools and
services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language
archiving, language teaching & culture revitalization."
- Intertribal Wordpath Society "The Intertribal Wordpath Society
is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the teaching,
awareness, use, and status of Oklahoma Indian languages."
(Wordpath Channel 20 in Norman and Chickasha airs
Mondays at 6.00 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7.00 p.m.)
- NDN Language "Thornton Media Inc. ~ NDN Language Toy
'Language Tools for Indian Country'
NDN Linguist cartridges are compatible with Neurosmith's Little
Linguist. They are adapted to Native languages by Thornton Media
Inc., an Indian owned company. Don Thornton, a citizen of the
Cherokee Nation, OK, is a filmmaker in Southern California.
(Shortly after 9/11 Don Thornton read about a new voice technology,
Phraselator. It was designed for the US military and funded by DARPA.
For a year and a half he campaigned for the right to use the technology
in the fight to save indigenous languages.)"
- the People's Paths: Cherokee Cultural Tidbits
- Noongwa e-Anishinaabemjig ''University of Michigan's
Ojibwe Language and Literature Program'' - Neyankenmaagejig
Anishinaabemowin (About Us) - "This site represents many things,
most of all, it is evidence that Anishinaabemowin is alive and
well. One component of a living language is one that is not
only spoken fluently, but also used creatively. Unfortunately,
Anishinaabemowin is also defined as endangered because we are
losing speakers faster than we are gaining them. This is why
saving the language has become of utmost importance in many
communities - on the rez, in the cities, in schools, in homes,
in the lodge; where there are elders who speak the language
and where there are none."
- Anishnaabe Kidwinan/Ojibwe Language Lessons
"Ojibwe is the spoken language of the Anishnaabe
people, handed orally from generation to generation.
The Bay Mills Indian Community has been
endeavoring for many years to strengthen the
tradition of the Native tongue."
- Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma ~ Culture & Heritage
Choctaw School of Language ~ Online Language Library
- Creek Language Archive 'Resources for Study of the Creek (Muskogee) Language'
Edited by: Jack B. Martin, Margaret McKane Mauldin, & Gloria McCarty
Creek Hymns / Scores The scores for the Creek hymns were
transcribed by W. Dayl Burnett and edited by Jack Martin.
McKane, Margaret (compiler). 1994. Vkvsamet yvhikeyvres / Believing we will sing:
A collection of Creek hymns. Book One. Okemah, OK: published by the author.
27 pages, spiral bound, with an audio cassette recording of the author.
Path to The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma
- Mi'kmaq Online - Mi'gmaq Online "Welcome to the
Mi'kmaq-Mi'gmaq Online Talking Dictionary Project."
- Aboriginal Language Produced by Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk!
"Lessons ~*~ Talking ~*~ Dictionary ~*~ Vocabulary ~*~ Songs ~*~ Prayers"
- "Attavik" or "Inuttitut Qarasaujalirinirmut Attavik"
"Attavik develops and supports solutions for Inuktitut
computing and specifically Inuktitut on the Web. It takes
its name from "Inuktitut Qarasaujalirinirmut Attavik"
or "setting a foundation for Inuktitut computing"."
- The Revitalization of The Nishnaabemwin Language Project
Professor Shirley I. Williams, 1999 Department of Native Studies,
Trent University Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 7B8
- The Aboriginal Accent Yahoo Group is used to promote oral and written language
use. Members meet to voice and text chat with each other in Nishnaabemwin and
English. After the live broadcast, I will e-mail the riddle to the members of
Aboriginal Accent Yahoo Group. I will collect the names of those people who
reply to me with the correct answer for a separate drawing of the Gdi-nweninaa
Lexicon. An English version of the riddle will be emailed to members to help
them learning to read, write and speak Nishnaabemwin.
- Aboriginal Accent ~ Listen to the Aboriginal Accent on Trent Radio's
webcast Tuesday nights at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST - 5:00 GMT.
Aboriginal Accent, an Internet radio webcast that promotes
the use of Nishnaabemwin, the language of the Anishnaabeg.
Hosted by Tessa Reed, Mkade-binesi-kwe (Black Thunderbird
Woman) Nishnaabe-kwe descendent of Waganakising Odawa.
An enrolled member of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
"This year on Aboriginal Accent, I am hosting an interrogative game
show called "Ezhi-kwedweng". Each week I will play a short prerecorded
Nishnaabemwin voice clip of Professor Shirley Williams (Manitoulin Island
Central Ojibwe/Odawa dialect). Shirley will describe something or someone
using words that she teaches in class. The clues will be played at quarter
to the hour, on the hour,and quarter past the hour. The caller who responds
with the correct answer to the Ezhi-kwedweng question will have their name
placed in a drawing for Shirley's newly published Lexicon, Gdi-nweninaa,
Our Sound-Our Voice. The drawing will be held during the last week in
March 2003 to celebrate Aboriginal Language Day!" Studio 705-748-4761.
- Anishinaabemowin Site by Rand Valentine, Department of Linguistics
and American Indian Studies Program University of Wisconsin, Madison
"This site provides an introduction to the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)
language, with a focus on the dialect spoken in Wisconsin and Minnesota."
- Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) "First Ojibwe Language and Culture Site"
- Anishinaabemowin on the Web! Translators by Martha O'Kennon,
Mathematics Department, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224
English to Ojibwe - English to Odawa - Ojibwe to English
- Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) 'Grammar / Dictionaries / Lessons / Materials / Links'
"This web site is dedicated to Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) language learning. Most materials available are of Minnesota Ojibwe dialect. But there are also some materials from Odawa and Northwestern (Manitoba) Ojibwe. As well as some old books written in times when dialects looked different, and differences were few."
- Lux-Aeterna Speaking Clock [**NOTE: Cherokee language available!] "Speaking Clock Deluxe is a program for Windows 95/98/NT/2000 that makes your computer tell the time out loud, along with functions for alarms, timers, a calculator and full support for agents and speech engines. You can have the time announced in over 25 languages, no other clock will offer more or better languages!" (Shareware ~ Made in Sweden)
- Exploring the Historical Ethnology of Native Peoples of North America
"Welcome to Wilhelm K. Meya's homepage. At Indiana University, I work with Professors Raymond J. DeMallie and Douglas R. Parks in the area of Lakota language, history, and culture. I am a Research Fellow at the American Indian Studies Research Institute (AISRI) where we develop computer programs that assist Native communities such as an Arikara Culture CD-ROM and Lakota Immersion Programs. I first became involved with anthropology and American Indian studies through an extended stay with the Lakota of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation between 1994-1997."
- Lakota Language Revitalization Program "These Lakota language programs were created to help supplement the regular instruction of Lakota. These programs are ln use at the Loneman School in Oglala, South Dakota." Lakota Language Fonts are also available for download, and visit the Lakota Language Consortium at IU.
- Institute of American Indian Studies ~ Mitakuye Oyasin (All My Relatives)
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
- Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Gina Cantoni, Editor
'A Center for Excellence in Education Monograph
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff'
"Stabilizing Indigenous Languages is a special issue
of Northern Arizona University's Center for Excellence
in Education Monograph Series, Perspectives."
- Teaching Indigenous Languages "This site is an outgrowth of a series of conferences started in 1994 at Northern Arizona University focusing on the linguistic, educational, social, and political issues related to the survival of the endangered indigenous languages of the world." (See information concerning upcoming dates for future conferences.) Contact Jon Reyhner
- American Indian Language Policy and School Success
"This paper, written by Jon Reyhner, was first published in The Journal of Educational Issues of Language Minority Students, Volume 12, Special Issue III, Summer 1993, pp. 35-59."
- American Indian Studies Program ~ UofA
- American Indian Language Development Institute
"Opportunity for Special Summer Study in,
American Indian Languages and Education."
- William Bright ~ E-mail "Professor Emeritus of Linguistics & Anthropology; UCLA, Professor Adjoint of Linguistics University of Colorado, Boulder Editor, Written Language and Literacy; Editor, Native American Placenames of the United States." Boulder, Colorado
- Unpublished Works Section
*Native North American Languages (almanac_00_4_8.doc)
*Inyo Redux (inyo_redux.doc)
*The Sociolinguistics of the 'S- Word': 'Squaw'
in American Placenames (Squaw_revised.doc)
*Preliminary Juaneño vocabulary. (juaneno.doc)
- Indigenous Language Institute "ILI recognizes the imminent loss of indigenous peoples' languages and acknowledges the individuality of indigenous communities. ILI facilitates innovative, successful community-based initiatives for language revitalization through collaboration with other appropriate groups and organizations, and promotes public awareness of this crisis."
- Wehali Enginering 'Software Development'
- Translate English word into Cherokee Online
"WAP/WML version is also available."
- Aboriginal Languages Initiative Objective: "The Aboriginal Languages Initiative maintains and revitalizes Aboriginal languages for future generations by increasing the number of Aboriginal language speakers, by encouraging the transmission of these languages from generation to generation, and by expanding language usage in family and community settings.
- Code-It.Com "The "simple and short" of it - here at Code-it
Software you will find quality Software available at very low
registration costs, non-intrusive registration policies and
great support. All software featured on this site was developed
and is supported by us alone.
- Lakota Speakster Current Version: 1.9 - released 6-12-2003
OS: Win 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP Free: as in free beer
"This application "speaks" the Lakota words and phrases by the
use of computerized .wav files. It includes translation of over
3300 words from English to Lakota as well as Lakota to English."
- Web Speakster v2.0 Current Version: 2.0 OS: Win 95, 98, Me, NT,
2000, XP Release: Was shareware @ $34.95 - freeware as of 1-03-2004
"WebSpeakster v2.0" talking browser is a PC software application
that was developed to help blind and vision impaired people experience
the World Wide Web in a much more friendly way, as well of being very
beneficial to the general user.
- American Indian Screen Saver Current Version: ?
OS: Win 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP Free: as in free beer
"American Indian screen saver - early-1900 era photos
of excellent quality."
** NON-COMMERCIAL RESOURCES
- San Juan College Navajo Word Processor "We are excited to
offer for sale the San Juan College Navajo Word Processor
version 3.1 for Windows XP and Windows 2000. This was
developed by computer science programming students at
San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. This is a
complete software package including a full-featured
word processor, four Navajo fonts, an English to Navajo
dictionary and a Navajo to English dictionary."
- Iroquois Language & Songs "In this site, you can get a brief introduction
to the Languages and Social Songs of the Iroquois Confederacy. The
Iroquois Confederacy is comprised of six different nations. These nations
are; Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and the Tuscarora. Also
featured are sound samples & brief descriptions of the different songs sung
at socials within our community. Thanks to Lyle Anderson & Art Johnson
for singing the samples of social dances for this web-site."
- FREELANG.net "Free Dictionary Prgrams To Download
Many of the programs are Native American Indian Languages!
Such as; Abenaki-Penobscot, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Mohawk, Ojibwe
- Now You're Talking Karuk Karuk Tribe of California!
Happy Camp High School Karuk Language Web Site!
- The Piegan Institute "The mission of the Piegan Institute is to serve
as a vehicle to research, promote and preserve Native languages.
- The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas "SSILA was founded in December 1981 as the international scholarly organization representing American Indian linguistics, and was incorporated in 1997. Membership in SSILA is open to all those who are interested in the scientific study of the languages of the native peoples of North, Central and South America. The Society has approximately 900 members, more than a third of them residing outside the United States."
- Alaska Native Language Center "Established in 1972 by state legislation as a center for documentation and cultivation of the state's 20 Native languages."
- Tribal Fires ~ Ojibwe Language Pages "The site was created, October 1996, and is maintained by Cherylin Z. Martin and Choupique. Cherylin Z. Martin is Ojibwe and resides on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Leech Lake Reservation, Minnesota." Contact Tribal Fires by e-mail.
- Anishinaabemodaa "American Indian Studies Program,
Welcome to the American Indian Studies Program,
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College!
"Exposure to the Anishinaabe Language will create
a greater understanding of the rich history and
complexity of this area's first language."
FREELANG Dictionary: Ojibwe-English "Free dictionary
program to download - Freeware, Windows 9x/Me/NT/2K/XP
- Ojibwemowin Zagaswe'idiwin (Ojibwe Langauge Society) "Dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the Ojibwe language. Our Ojibwe Language Table is open to the community. Join us every Monday during the school-year for food and Ojibwe conversation. There's room at the table for beginners and fluent speakers." (There are chapters of Ojibwe Language Society in the Twin Cities, Cass Lake, Fond du Lac and Leech Lake, Minnesota.)"
- OLS Club Home Page "This web-page and the Ojibwe Language Society Club on Yahoo is dedicated to the revitalization of the Ojibwe language. This site is kind of a sister site or an extension to the Ojibwe Language Society Club on Yahoo. The chat room is going on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m. central. Please come check it out."
- Four Winds School (K-8) Minneapolis, Minnesota"
- Ojibwe Language and Culture "Welcome to Ojibwe language and culture. This is not meant to include a complete dictionary or tutorial to learn the language, or to be the final word on cultural issues but I hope it will be a pleasant and interesting introduction." by Nancy Vogt
- Six Nations Polytechnic * Cayuga/Mohawk Language "An Aboriginal, community controlled, commmunity based human resource development centre addressing issues and needs from an Aboriginal perspective."
- Ohwejagehka: Ha`degaenage (Songs of the Earth)
MOHAWK ~ ONEIDA ~ ONONDAGA ~ CAYUGA ~ SENECA ~ TUSCARORA
Ohwejagehka: Ha`degaenage is a nonprofit organization based on Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario Canada that was established to help preserve and nurture the Iroquoian languages and songs.
- Chippewa [Ojibew] Language ~ Anishinabemowin ~ "This Site is Dedicated to
the Preservation of Anishinabebimadissiwin" PINDI.GE (enter)
- Tenas Wawa "The Chinook Jargon Voice" Site by Jeffrey Kopp
"'Tenas Wawa' was a semimonthly newsletter about the Chinook Jargon published in Poulsbo, Washington, over four recent years. It was produced for the purpose of preserving and teaching the language, and thereby promote appreciation for Northwest native culture and the pioneer era."
- Jargon dictionaries on-line 'On-Line Dictionary Directory and Notes'
"Over a dozen Jargon dictionaries and three papers from the 19th and early 20th centuries (including works by Blanchet, Demers, Gibbs, Good, Hale, LeJeune, Shaw, Stuart, Eells and Trumbull)."
- Cheyenne Language Web Site By Wayne Leman, Cheyenne linguist
- Southern Cheyenne And Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma
- The Comanche Language and Cultural Preservation Committee Lawton, Oklahoma
"The Comanche Nation has increased efforts in recent years to insure the language of our ancestors remains a constant part of everyday Comanche life."
- Nah Tah Wahsh K-12 School "Nah Tah Wahsh (Soaring Eagle) School"
Hannahville Indian Community, Wilson, Michigan
- Potawatomi Web "The Potawatomi language belongs to the Algonkian language group; as such it is related in structure and vocabulary to the Ojibwe, Menominee, Kickapoo, Miami-Illinois, Shawnee and Cree languages, and most closely resembles Ojibwe and Kickapoo. Linguists classify it as a separate language that became a distinct entity long ago. Most Potawatomi who are involved with the language feel strongly that this is so."
- Smokey McKinney's Prairie Band Potawatomi Web "Our website reflects our desire to strengthen and revitalize the use of the Prairie Band Potawatomi language."
- Rob Malouf "PhD student in the Linguistics Department at Stanford University and the Center for the Study of Language and Information."
- Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary 'Philip S. LeSourd's English and Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary' "Passamaquoddy-Maliseet is an Algonquian language spoken along the St. Croix River in Maine and the St. John River in New Brunswick. Passamaquoddy communities are located at Pleasant Point (near Eastport) and at Indian Township (near Princeton), Maine. Maliseet communities are located in New Brunswick at St. Basile (near Edmundston), Tobique, Woodstock, Kingsclear, St. Mary's (in Fredericton) and Oromocto. There is also a band of Maliseets living at Houlton, Maine."
- University of New Brunswick Libraries ~ Maliseet Texts 'UNB Libraries Electronic Text Centre' "At the Electronic Text Centre we are begining a number of projects dealing with the Maliseet and Micmac cultures."
- Inuktitut Unicode Tools and Information "This site is setup to make available tools and information on using Inuktitut syllabic writing on computers. While syllabics have in the past been written using 7bit characters, this site is about the Unicode variants (hex range U+1403 - U+157C). The site is maintained by Gavin Nesbitt at the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut
- Inuktitut - The Language of the Inuit People Courtesy Leo Ussak Elementary School
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut (noo-na-voot) Territory, Canada "Our students learn English and Inuktitut. Inuktitut is the traditional language of the Inuit (formerly known as Eskimo people). Inuktitut means "to sound like an Inuk". Although Inuktitut has been spoken for thousands of years, Inuktitut has only been written in recent years."
- Siouan Languages ~ Site by John Koontz "University of Colorado"
"My specialty is the Siouan languages, especially Omaha-Ponca,
a Dhegiha (LAY-gee-ha or THEY-gee-ha)** language, spoken by the
Omaha and Ponca peoples. I currently manage the Siouan List for the
discussion of Siouan languages and linguistics. You can search the
archives of the list (not indexed by web indexers). Archiving and
public access to the list are provided courtesy of the Linguist List."
- Native Tongue Origins: Aloha from Hawaii - Learning Hawaiian
- Native Tongue Glossary: This glossary of Hawaiian words contains sound files of oral translations by Aletha Kaohi and E. Kalani Flores.
- INWEWINAN - Native American Languages: "Inwewinan, is the general Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) word for language, word root is 'characteristic sounds'. This page contains AmerIndian language resources." (Page prepared by Paula Giese)
- Cherokee Language & Songs From Tribal Artist Ken Masters
"I believe Cherokee is one of the world’s most beautiful languages spoken today, very gentle and melodic. To me, hearing it is like hearing the sounds of the waves of a deep blue lake washing over the gray stones along the shore, soft and rolling but coming from a deeper source..."
- Cherokee-Script Projects: "I have several Cherokee-script projects in the works. Numbers one, two, and three below are currently up and running. I will update this page when the fourth item one comes on line." by David Harris
- The Cherokees of California, Inc., "A non-profit tribal organization. It is not affiliated with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, nor is it a federally recognized tribal entity."
- Joan Sarah Touzet Projects
- Fantastic Cherokee Font Freeware by Joan Sarah Touzet Find out what's New in v1.x! (OS/2, Macintosh, Nextstep, & Windows.)
- HTML Cherokee Table & pronunciation guide! "Warning! The table contains over 85 small pictures, and could take a long time to load. It should display correctly on non-graphical Web browsers, or on graphical Web browsers with image loading turned off." (**Note: The table did not seem to load slowly and even if so is felt well worth waiting for!)
- Thirteen Poems of Renee Womble "Renee is 3/4 Cherokee and 1/4 French, and was born and raised in the Eastern Cherokee reservation in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina."
- Welcome to the Dakota Dictionary Online* ~ Dakota Font
"This is a working dictionary database and is open for comments,
corrections, additions to, and discussions about the material.
This database has been created specifically for community use
so the community is welcome to give feedback on how the dictionary
is working and to make suggestions for changes and improvements."
*Sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies
and the Civic Engagement Task Force at the University of
Minnesota College of Liberal Arts.
- Dakota Language Home Page 'Dakota Sounds Lesson 1'
Text by Jim Green Alliance Project for Tribal
Colleges Box 340 Wilmot, South Dakota 57279
- Notes on the approach used here (The Silent Way)
- Notes on Design Flaw and Design Bias in Early Reading Programs
- Dakota Sound Games: Lesson 2
- Hearing Dakota Words: Lesson 3
- Dakota Fidel: Lesson 4
- Spelling Dakota Words: Lesson 5
- Reading Dakota: Lesson 6
- Lakota Language The Silent Way Lakota "Class Page"
South Dakota State University
- Kualono - Hawaiian Hale Kuamo'o 'The Hawaiian Language Center University of Hawi'i at Hilo' "Although the majority of information is in the Hawaiian language, we have included some resources in English for those interested in learning the Hawaiian language or interested in learning more about Hawa'i's indigeneous language, and the strides currently being made to ensure its perpetuation and continued growth. (**Note: Fonts for reading the Hawaiian language available!)
- Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) Language Home Page! "Dedictaed To Preserving, Enriching and Promoting Haudenosaunee/Kanienkehaka Language and Culture for the Next Seven Generations Unborn" by P. Deere "Kahon:wes"
- Rabbit In The Moon: Mayan Hieroglyphic (Including related resources by Nancy McNelly)
- the Maori Language - te reo maori "Maori is the language of the people who inhabited Aotearoa (New Zealand) before European colonisation."
- Kimikupu Hou Lexical Database "Kimikupu Hou is a searchable
database of new and technical Maori vocabulary. Users can search
for a Maori equivalent(s) of an English technical word or search
for an English translation of a new or technical Maori word."
- The First Edition of The Modern Taino Dictionary
"The Dictionary Of The Spoken Taino Language"
(The Dictionary in the Spanish version.)
- The Summer Institute of Linguistics in Mexico!
"This site provides information on the modern languages and
cultures of Mexico. You will find material written in these
languages and popular and technical publications about them."
- California Athapascan Home Page "The Athabaskan languages formerly spoken in the northern third of Mendocino and the southern half of Humboldt counties in northwestern California fall into three broad groups of closely related dialects: Hupa-Chilula, Mattole-Bear River, and Eel River (including Cahto and the "Kuneste" (from koneest'ee', person) dialects: "Lassik", Nongatl, Sinkyone, Wailaki). Of these languages only Hupa is still spoken."
- The Short Encyclopaedia of Hotcâk Myth, Legend, and Folklore
"Hotchank hit'é: The Winnebago Language"
Language Studies ~ Richard L. Dieterle editor and compiler
- Danny Ammon's Hupa Language Web Page "Hupa Indian Language Classes have been a place of learning for me. The classes meet weekly on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in northwestern California."
- Languages in Canada "Aboriginal linguistic families"
- Welcome to CyberQuechua! "This site contains a wealth of information on the Quechua language in general." (Quechua is a native South American language. It is spoken in the area between south Colombia to north Chili. Quechua is a non-written language but in order to study it, it has been transcripted since the 16th century.)
- Cultures of the Andes "Quechua native Language -- Lenguaje Indígena"
- Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary "Revised as of 15 June 1945
(Declassified under Department of Defense Directive 5200.9)"
Department of the Nave - Naval Historical CEnter
Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C.
- Download "LUSNAV.EXE" Navajo Font for PC's, FREE! (Self-extracting! Put in /temp directory and run). Courtesy Chinle Unified School District#24 'From the Heart of the Navajo Nation'
- Universal Survey of Languages * Alphabetical Language Index "This is a demonstration project that will hopefully develop into a full-blown collaborative effort with the aim of creating a major reference work- a general survey of the world's languages suitable for the linguistic beginner and expert alike." Blackfoot ~*~ Navajo
- The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition "CARLA, at the University of Minnesota, supports a number of coordinated programs of research, training, development, and dissemination of information related to second language teaching, learning and assessment."
- University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus ~*~ Liberal Arts
- Department of American Indian Studies ~*~ Ojibwe Language
- OJIBWEMOWIN ZAGASWE'IDIWIN - Ojibwe Language Society
"A student organization committed to perpetuating Ojibwe language and culture."
Interested in learning the Ojibwe language?
- Woodland Culture Centre ~*~ Aboriginal Language Program "In Ontario there are some 150 Aboriginal or First Nations Reserve Communities. Among these Reserves are spoken the Aanishnaabeg and Ogwehoweh languages. These two language families are also commonly referred to as Algonkian and Iroquoian languages."
- Department of Native American Studies at UC Davis
- Native American Language Center ~ UC Davis
"The Native American Language Center is an initiative of the Department of Native American Studies at UC Davis, under the direction of Martha Macri, Victor Montejo and Victor Golla, (Humboldt State University). Helen McCarthy, Ph.D. is the Executive Director."
- Terralingua "An international, nonprofit organization concerned about the future of the world's biological, cultural, and linguistic diversity. Within this broad focus we have two main aims: (1) supporting the perpetuation and continued development of the world's linguistic diversity, and (2) exploring the connections between linguistic, cultural and biological diversity, through a program of research, information, applied work, and advocacy."
- How can I learn Nahuatl (Aztec)? "Ideally, one would learn any new language in an environment where that language is spoken. Since this is a luxury that most people do not have when approaching Nahuatl, the following are some suggestions to help with the basics of the language."
- Summer Institute of Linguistics
- ETHNOLOGUE Languages of the World: Thirteenth Edition; Barbara F. Grimes, Editor; Consulting Editors: Richard S. Pittman and Joseph E. Grimes
- Browse the Ethnologue by Language Family: Scroll down to North and Central America for Native Indian Languages; Algic, Azteco-Tanoan, Caddoan, Eskimo-Aleut, Gulf, Hokan, Huavean, Iroquoian, KUTENAI, Mayan, Mixe-Zoque, Muskogean, Na-Dene, Salishan, Siouan, Totonacan, Wakashan, YUCHI, Yuki, ZUNI.
- Project for the Documentation of the Languages of Mesoamerica (El Proyecto para la Documentación de las Lenguas de Mesoamérica) (PDLMA) " This site presents the aims, history, and results of research by the Project for the Documentation of the Languages of Mesoamerica, internally known as the "Snake Jaguar Project". The pages that describe the aims and history of the Project, and instructions for access to and use of posted materials, are updated at moderately frequent intervals. The online databases that we are making available will be updated only at intervals of about a year or more."
- Endangered Language Fund, Inc. Department of Linguistics, Yale University,
New Haven, CT, USA Currently Funded Projects * How You Can Help
- The Human-Languages Page "...is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources. The over 1900 links in the HLP database have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools, or just a little information on a language you've heard about, the HLP probably has something to suit your needs."
- Native Languages Page: Maintained by Lisa Mitten from the University of Pittsburg
- Social Science Linguistics & Human Language: Links From Yahoo!
- Cherokee Language & Culture ~ Cherokee Made Easy 'An Oklahoma based Native American business since 1974.' "Our purpose is to make it easy to learn the language and history. We provide well researched products priced for anyone interested in providing their generations a portion of Cherokee culture. We emphasize language and history." Contact owner/author Prentice Robinson, a Cherokee and member of the Cherokee Nation, who has spoken the language all his life.
- Say It In Shawnee "New: Book Three available A series of Shawnee
language books and Audio CD's emphasizing conversational Shawnee."
New: Free Shawnee Number Lesson 1-1000 (It is my hope that this booklet and others to come will assist you in keeping this language alive by learning the Shawnee language. --Samantha Holland)
- MaLakota - I am Lakota "David Little Elk is a Lakota Sioux Indian
from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. He is a certified
Lakota Language & Culture Teacher and has written two books on
this topic. David also composes music that promotes the Lakota ways,
which develop complete health: physically, spiritually, mentally,
- (SEDL) Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
- Profiles of Native Language Education Programs
- Schoenhof's Foreign Books ~ Cambridge, MA "Schoenhof's has served libraries, educational institutions, private organizations, bookstores, and individuals since 1856. We are committed to making available the writings and languages of the non-English-speaking world. Our selection encompasses the literary and intellectual inspirations of Europe and Latin America, embracing the linguistic heritage of cultures past and present."
- Lenape Language Lessons: Language (live audio) online. "Cassette tapes and booklets.
Lessons are also available from the Delaware Tribal Gift Shop."
- CHIPPEWA [OJIBWE][ojiipewa] LANGUAGE ~ ANISHINABEMOWIN ~
- PIN DI.GE (enter) "This Site is Dedicated to the Preservation of ANISHINABEBIMADISSIWIN"
- "Chippewa Language Book" ~*~ Ordering Information "272 pages of one of the world's truly beautiful languages, which includes an English to Chippewa and a Chippewa to English dictionary, very useful ready phrases and expressions for quick and easy conversation, and highly managable rules for pronunciation and writing, and those wonderful Chippewa Verbs!"
- Ojibwe Tapes!!! From "Eagle Works" Minneapolis, Mn
(Tapes by Rick Gresczyk & Margaret Sayers)
- Welcome to the Navajo Sentence Machine! "The software is fun to use and educational for students of all ages. It comes with printed documentation and on-screen help. The Navajo Sentence Machine is an asset to any Navajo Language and Culture program!" Available for both Macintosh and Windows 95/98/NT! Author Craig Spooner (**NOTE: Commercial Site!)
- Audio Forum "One of the largest publishers and distributors of self-instructional, personal development, and educational audiovisual materials in the country. We've been in business since 1972, providing quality programs to both individual consumers and educational institutions throughout the United States and the world."
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*Languages in all caps are full-length courses
- Welcome to 101language.com "Featuring products from Professional Cassette Center and Multilingual Books for over 100 languages. Updated frequently, check back often for new products!"
- Language Products Pages "Welcome to our index of language and ESL product pages! We have materials in over 100 languages, including books, courses, tapes, video, and software. We hope you will find what you need here, but if you are having trouble or have any questions please e-mail us.
- Linguist's Software *Fonts For The Whole World* "The world's leading foreign language font foundry since 1984, produces TrueType and Type 1 fonts for over 300 languages for Windows and Macintosh computers. Our fonts may also be used, with some restrictions, in the NT, DOS, OS/2, NeXT, and UNIX operating systems." [**Note: Many American Indian & First Peoples languages available!]
- Rich Heape Films Inc. ~ VIP: Various Indian Peoples Publishing "Welcome to Native American books & Native American videos! We have been working with Native Americans to preserve their heritage in our books and videos since 1982! Our goal is to provide the most accurate information possible concerning Native American Indian heritage, tradition and cultures! We make that knowledge available to you through our books and videos series!" Dallas, Texas
- Native Languages Speakers of the Earth "Since 1988 Publishing,
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- World Language Resources
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- Thousands of Videos in 126 Languages
- Sioux Heritage "The Sioux Heritage site is offered for your enjoyment. Here, you will find hundreds of common Lakhota words and phrases translated into American-English. You will also find Lakhota Online, a professionally recorded language course ($19.95) featuring the voices of native speakers."
- Evolution Publishing and Manufacturing "We are a small publishing house founded in 1994, based in Southampton in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania."
- American Language Reprint Homepage "Our popular ALR series features reprints of historical vocabularies and word-lists. The site contains information and maps on the ancient native languages of the east coast of America, with samples of the languages and cross-referencing with our ALR titles."
[**Note: This site does not view correctly in Netscape 3.0, but does okay in 4.0.]
- Customized Computer Programing by Mike Baker - Midwest, Wyoming
- Products Language Teaching Software, Learning Software for Lakota and Shoshone.
- American Indian "In an attempt to use computer programming skills to benefit the teaching and preservation of American Indian languages and customs; we offer the following software programs for free download (see download page) on this site. Our hope is that these software programs will help, in some small way, to teach the children and to preserve Native languages. This is just a start of a ongoing commitment and will be adding more free software as the required recordings (to produce the software) are available for development."
- Indian Sign Language
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