**Santa Fe Indian School
Students: Identity Through Verse
Members of the Spoken Word Club at the Santa Fe Indian School
articulate identities both modern and traditional.
Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival
Fosters the restoration and revival of indigenous
**Miami Language Phone App
Learn Myaamia on your iPhone!
Skywatchers: Makoce Wicanhpi Wowapi
A D(L)akota Star Map with lakota vocabulary, audio,
curriculum resources, and more.
A searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that
features the voices of Ojibwe speakers
**Best Conversation Ever
Who says infants don't have their own language? Amazing!
**Help Me Tell My Story
For Native youth, a new, holistic approach to assessment that
measures oral language development for Pre-K and K children
**Watch Your Mouth
Some words are actually derogatory remarks or references about
**SBS Census Explorer
Interactively explore the languages of Australia's Indigenous
**Miami Lunar Calendar
A listing of months in the Miami Language
*New England Algonquian Indian Words
From the Massachusetts Revival language Program
American Language Immersion
Innovative native education for children and families
**Myaamia Phrase Book
Sauk Language Dictionary
Calling attention to conversations emerging from citizen media
around the world.
From the U. OF Michigan's Ojibwe language program.
The Ojibwe Peoples
Preserving the sounds and context of the indigenous Ojibwe language
**Enduring Voices Talking Dictionaries
Listen to words, phrases and the beautiful sounds of extinct or
**Lenape Counting 1 - 10
A video for the young ones.
Ongwehonweh Learning Center
Preserves and nurtures the Indigenous/Iroquoian
languages and songs
**Native Language Audio Postcards
Send an e-postcard spoken in a Native language!
**What's in an American Name?
Native American words define our country. Check out the interact
*Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger
Interactive map from the United Nations
**Lakota Berenstain Bears
View the cartoon trailer dubbed into the Lakota language
**Lost Language of the Bo
CNN Video of the last living Andaman speaker sharing her traditional
language before she died.
Word of the Week
Learn the Athabascan vocabularies in this weekly
series of news articles.
Ojibwe language learning computer game
**Thirty Year Tradition of Speaking from Our Heart
Writings and personal reflections about the thirty years of
commitment to Indigenous language education
*Making Science Relevant in Myaamia
Education using Earth-Sky words and stories
From the 2008 Myaammiaki Conference
America's first languages and what we need to do to
Sauk Myeh (Demo)
Sauk language video pilot for series targeted toward pre-K language
Fonts for many aboriginal languages,
Education Mother Tongue Education
**The Language of Native American Baskets
From the NMAI/Smithsonian
Language activities for youth from the National Indian Education
** A Potawatomi Word a Day
Read, listen, learn
** Down to a Whisper
An Amazing Award-Winning website about Wisconsin's Native languages
(Peru) Language Story
Most Iquito speakers died of malaria in the 1990s. Less than
26 elders remain alive. Listen to story of a man who imitates the
call of a frog/
Endangered languages across Latin America
Audio samples courtesy of the Archive of the Indigenous
Languages of Latin America .
Achuar (Amazon Rainforest)
Ceremonial Visiting Conversation.
Listen to a conversation in Achuar, a potentially
endangered language spoken by a few thousand people.
**The Wisdom of words
Teaches oral language development, comprehension, and vocabulary
skills for Native American Children. Free online workshop.
**Geoglyphs of the SW Desert
Some believe these drawings may have been messages to the gods or
**J. P. Harrington Database Project
Providing access to information on American Indian languages
researched by J. P. Harrington.
*Secret of the Maya Glyphs
kids on a virtual trip through the Maya temple.
*Leaves, The Moon, The Stars
Write words with visual and animated alphabets
Bicycle messengers across the
world are displaying the Cherokee language.
Supports tribal language revitalization programs
Investigation of Muskogee Creek Indian Counting Words
* Image Writing used by the First Nations of North America
analysis of image writing used in pre-Columbian times by the First
Nations of North America. Intellectual and amazing
Oneida Language Revitalization Project
Carrying on the language of
Oneida ancestors to the present and future generations.
**The Mingo Alphabet
**Indian Language Toys for Native American Kids
Many tribes are using NDN
Linguist toy to expose tribal youth to their native language at an early age.
Oneida Teaching Grammar
Describes the basic sound, word, and
sentence structures of Oneida.
Technology keeps indigenous languages alive
Listen to an online radio program
about indigenous language education during the landmark “Sharing our Knowledge”
Clan Conference in Alaska.
A Reference Grammar Of Wappo
UNESCO Messenger: Language Matters
Devoted to UNESCO’s
Endangered Languages Programme, one of the main activities of the Intangible
**How LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION EVOLVE IN HUMANS
Humans and animals DO speak!
The glyphs for Mayan months.
**Listen to Mi'kmaq words and phrases
Language and Education
A number of expedient and
creative solutions bridged the initial gaps of Native and European
**Native Indian Languages of Louisiana Linked to the Ancient Egyptian
Interesting article based on
**Language Course Finder
The largest online directory
of language courses and language schools worldwide.
SIL InternationalPartners in Language Development
Serves the peoples of the
world through research, translation, and literacy.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World
An encyclopedic reference
work cataloging all of the world’s 6,912 known living languages
Tlaxcala, the network of
translators for linguistic diversity
**Native Indian Languages of Louisiana Linked to the Ancient Egyptian
Interesting article based on
Talk of the Nation: Speaking 1 language
Does it really matter if we
all speak the same language one day? Listen to the discussion.
**E Ola Ka '0lelo Hawai'i
A video about Hawaii's
language revitalization efforts, the most successful effort in the U.S.
Audio Mohawk language Podcast
**Lushootseed Language Canoe Video
View the annual canoe journey
narrated in the Lushootseet Language
**Decoding Maya Glyphs
A NY Times video explore the
secrets of the Mayan writing codes in the Mayan glyphs.
handheld unit that translates English to tribal languages.
**Index of Native American Language Resources on the Internet
One of the most comprehensive
indexes of Native American language web
Information about language
policy issues in the U.S., including those related to endangered Native American
**Native American Languages Links
Over 80 useful links to web
sites on specific American Indian languages.
Native American Language Resources
full text publications concerning Native American languages.
Teaching Indigenous Languages
An extensive collection of
materials on revitalizing and teaching
American Indian languages.
Endangered Language Fund (ELF)
Grants efforts by Native
communities or scholars to do endangered language related work.
foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL)
Grants to supports efforts to
preserve indigenous languages.
Institute for the Preservation of the Endangered Languages of the Americas (IPOLA)
Collaborates with indigenous
communities to revitalize and perpetuate the languages and culture of the
original inhabitants of the Americas.
Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
An international scholarly
organization representing the scientific study of the languages of the Native
peoples of Americas
A film that chronicles the
loss of the Blackfeet language from 1890 to 1990 and illustrates language loss
among other Indian tribes
The Modern Language Association Language Map
Released in 2006, this map
has information about over 300 languages spoken in the U.S.
Glossary of Caribbean Terms
Nuu Chal Nulth
Listen to, and learn parts
of, the Nuu Chal Nulth Language
The Last Speakers
Ironbound Films movie about
What does it mean to lose a language?
Language loss and revitalization
Alaska Native Language Center
"The best linguists on the plains"
By Athapascan Linguist Willem
Read and hear the
The Last Speakers
America's first look
at how languages become endangered
The Five Sacred Medicines” story
Told by Hoskie Benally,
Diné (Navajo) spiritual leader
Listen in Navajo:
ACQUIRING HERITAGE LANGUAGE HELPS NATIVE STUDENTS ACHIEVE
Find this document on the web
Teaching Indigenous Languages
97 full text papers from the
1997- 2003 Stabilizing Indigenous Languages conferences
*North American Languages
A detailed of list of North
American tribal languages and language resources.
**Download the Dogrib Language font
Linguistic Fieldwork Preparation
A comprehensive web-resource
for the benefit of the linguistic community at large
**ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES MUSTN'T DIE
Radio Interview with
Australian Darcel Moyl, Goori woman and educator.
**Dictionary of Indigenous Languages of Patagonia
An investigation about the
languages of the indigenous people of Patagonia
Strange Names and Words from Louisiana
The legacy from it's
**Native American Family Technology Journey
Helping save languages and
**Saving a Language
Read a speech written in
Euchee/English by 18 year old Renee Grounds
Write your name
*How to Write Your
Name in Inuktitut (Inuit)
Start chatting with a Mohawk
or Seneca "bot."
Ojibwe Language Plan
Detailed information about
this award-winning language program
** Petroglyphs on Easter Island
Over 480 birdman petroglyphs
have been found on the island,
** String, and Knot, Theory of Inca Writing
knotted string devices, if
deciphered, could perhaps reveal narratives of the Inca Empire
** The Indigenous Language Institute
Recognizes the imminent loss
of indigenous peoples' languages and acknowledges the individuality of
** Endangered Languages Database
A searchable database that
nuclides 109 language researchers reporting on 151 languages/dialects.
oso Rock Art
Historic Landmark deep in China Lake [California], contains one of America's
most impressive petroglyphic and archeological complexes..
**Report a Rock Art Site
If you know rock art site,
report it to save it!
Preserving Native Languages
Russian America works
written and published in Native Alaskan languages
Task force on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures
Audio files, songs,
and vocabulary list of California's Karok Indians
**The Russian Church and Native American languages
The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project
A database of glyphs,
images, phonetic values, and semantic values according to the consensus among
various American Mayanists
Nahuatl is a language
belonging to the Uto Aztecan fmily
Written in Stone
The Prehistoric Native
American Rock Art of the Ohio Valley.
Strachey's Powhatan Dictionary
17th century words and
phrases compiled by John Smith and William Strachey
The Glyph Hunters —
Prehistoric Images in the Ohio Valley
WordCount / Tracking the Way We Use Language
Pick a word to see how
it ranks in English Language use.
Miami Language Audio Files
**Miami Language Learning Center
Downloadable Lesson plans of the Miami Language
Lakota Oyate Foundation in Germany
speaking people interested in learning the Lakota language
**Ute Word of the Week
Listen to the Ute
pronounciation of words and phrases,
**NMAI Preservation Reference Guide
Archives for best
practices for a repository system to meet the needs of Native speakers
Celebrating Indigenous Cultures
*Aboriginal Australia Language Map
A partial language map
of Aboriginal Australia
Audio report about the
Miami Language Revitalization Project at Miami University, OH
*\Write your name IN HAWAIIAN
How to Write Your Name
alphabet, words, and hear the language.
*Write your name
How to Write Your Name In
*Rabbit In The Moon: Mayan Glyphs And Architecture
Mayan calendars, sound
files, virtual palaces... a fun place to visit!
How to Write Your Name In Mayan Glyphs
instructions about how to write your name using Mayan glyphs.
Say Hello to the World Project
If you wanted to say
hello to everybody in the world, you would have to learn at least 2,796
languages and say hello to
Dialogue Between Nations
A marvelous site for
sharing Native languages.
Comanche Language and Cultural Preservation Committee
Read what Autumn's
Nation is doing to save their NUMU TEKWAPUHA (Comanche Language)
Comanche Picture and
language activity for younger ones to color, and everyone to learn!
The Miami Language
Miami Vocabulary in
Lists and Word Games
A brief experience
hearing the Ute language.
Sally Cole Online
An expert in rock art,
Sally Cole has led over 20 Earthwatch expeditions to remote wilderness areas of
Inuktitut Language Dictionary online.
Is hula a language?
> "Keep the Eyes on
the Hands" with hula instructor Luana Haragochi.
Culture Survival Quarterly
Endangered Languages, Endangered Lives
Learn the LakotaLanguage at the
Lakota Sioux language culture website.
ROCK ART PAGES by James Q.JacobsIn the dry
desert environment, with its profusion of rock surfaces and shelters, acultural
legacy is preserved.
USA.Magnificent photos of Anaszi rock art
Petroglyph Cave, Belize
Signs of a
2,000-year-old Mayan community,
264 courses in 91
languages including Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Hawaiian, Kiowa, Lakota,
Lenape, Mohawk, Navajo, Objibwe, Passamaquoddy, Salish and Tlingit
Lakota Language Revitalization
demonstrations of computer programs used in the first Lakota Immersion Program
in the country/
Learn Ojibwe Language
Move your cursor over
the photo or phrase to hear the Ojibwe words.
Tribal Languages of the USA
about living and extinct languages
of the world and a whole lot more!
English to Odawa, English to Ojibwe, and Ojibwe to English
Help preserve the
nearly extinct language
different categories of common Lakhota, translated into American
text. These words are also available in audio, spoken by native
**Native Skywatchers: Ojibwe Giizhig Anung Masinaaigan
An Ojibwe Star Map with ojibwe vocabulary, audio,
curriculum resources, and more.
To win the competition, Miss Navajo Nation must know
and speak the Navajo language in this segment from Independent Lens.
Nelson: Cherokee Singer
Paula Nelson performs a learning song that teaches a
greeting and farewell in Cherokee.
**Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna
The School of Choctaw Language
The Cherokee Alphabet
Learn about Sequoyah, a Cherokee man who developed an alphabet for
the Cherokee language in 1821.
**Ojibway Language and People
Learn the Ojibway language
Anishinaabe Names for Michigan Cities
An interactive map with audio of 57 towns and cities in MI
**Wyandotte Language Lessons
**iTunes Navajo Keyboard App_
**National Geographic’s Enduring
The Chickasaw Language Club
Language on Chickasaw TV
OF HEAD START TRIBAL LANGUAGE REPORT 2012
The successes, progress, and challenges within tribal
communities who are preserving, revitalizing, or reclaiming their
**Online Teaching and Learning
Resources for Endangered Languages
From Cultural Survival
Languages in Canada
The 2011 Census of Population recorded over 60 Aboriginal
languages grouped into 12 distinct language families
Play the matching game in the Lakota language!
Connect hundreds of Indigenous language projects and
Navajo language app
"Speak Navajo" mobile language application
Advocates for Indigenous
California Language Survival
Assists California Indians in language maintenance and renewal.
Native Language Program
Find free learning resources and games in the Dakotah
A wonderful website about the Chickasaw Language.
**Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Languages
Resources from the Sealaska Heritage Institute
A 3-D highly interactive video game that successfully teaches Native
Listen to American Indians speak in their mother
tongues and learn more about native languages.
An online talking dictionary of the Siletz Dee-ni language.
Muniche Talking Dictionary
Old recordings of an extinct language of the Peruvian Amazon;
**Lakota Berenstain Bears: The Haunted Lighthouse
A recreated children’s cartoon to help revitalize the Lakota
The first dictionary of the Mohegan language.
**Sauk Language Program
Online copy of the language 1 Workbook
Audio Stories in several Native Languages
**Dikaneisdi (Cherokee Word List)
Online dictionaries and glossaries of Cherokee Language
Lakota Letters and Sounds
A great way to hear all the sounds of Lakota
**Native Fonts from LanguageGeek
fonts from many tribal languages.
Origin of Writing
Analysis of image writing used in pre-Columbian times
by the First Nations of North America.
**Native Words, Native Warriors
An Interactive program about how American Indian Codetalkers
used their language during World Wars I and II.
**Vocabulary List of Timucuan Words
Written in the 1500s by Friars. Florida's last Timucuan speaker died
Alaska Native Language
The center for the documentation and cultivation of the state's 20
KîMÂCHIPENA: Let's Come
View the Sauk Language Department's short film
Read an article by a Sauk language apprentice
Participation and Tribal Connection
Video: A report on the eewansaapita Language Camp
Video of Anishinaabe
Grant Writing for Indigenous
Aimed primarily at U.S. tribes seeking U.S. funds
Sac and Fox Language Resource
Translations and Audio Files
** Yup'ik Language Guide
An introduction to the Central Eskimo (Yup'ik) language
*Dictionary of the Choctaw Language
Language Font Downloads
**Cracking the Mayan Code
The story behind the centuries-long effort to read Mayan
heiroglyphs. From PBS
A Sundance Film Festival Phenomenon: Filmmakers circle the
planet to hear the last whispers of dying languages.
**Daily news in inuktitut
Online TV and News from CBC
**Lenape Language Lessons
Includes audio, coloring pages, and stories.
Indigenous Greetings / Salutations
**Leter Men: Brothers Fight for Ojibwe Language
Two Ojibwe brothers speak about their project to save their tribal language.
Saving a Kentucky Time Capsule
Online video: An unforgettable journey to see these prehistoric mud glyphs
(drawings), rare legacies from Kentucky's original inhabitants.
\Preserving the Language of
Lushootseed Language Lessons
Washington's Tulalip Indian Tribe.
**The Huexotzinco Codex
set of pictograph documents created by native peoples of Puebla, Mexico in 1531.
**The Han Language
other lessons of the indigenous language spoken in Dawson City, Yukon and Eagle,
*Lakota Language Lessons
**Protecting Native American Languages and Culture
Part of a
four-part series on keeping traditions alive. Listen to the radio broadcast
Doris Jean Lamar, Last Wicheta Speaker
tells Wicheta story in the Wicheta and English Languages
** No Na Honu Kai (Sea Turtles)
coloring book in English and Hawaiian languages
**Native Language Dictionaries
**Language Hot Spots
parts of the world face language extinction.
**Cherokee language games
* Tohono O'odham Online Dictionary
Created by the
Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona
**Bilingual Strategy Report for Nunavut 2004-2008
**lakota Language ConsortiumL
An organization determined to
halt the loss of the Lakota language.
Native Language Loss: Pre-European Contact to Present
A wonderful map
detailing languages areas and loss from precontact to the present.
Indigenous Biingual Education Program
From the National
Association of BiLingual Education
Native American Family Technology Journey Technology
languages and traditions
Intertribal Wordpath Society
language-based development, SIL serves the peoples of the world through
research, translation, and literacy
**Indigenous Languages Web Site
Karuk Phrases and Vocabulary
Ojibwe Language Game
*Your Hawaiian Name
Look up your H awaiian
name and how to pronounce it
* The Interactive ALR: A Searchable Database of Historic Native American
Find translations in many
different Indian languages.
A Map of Languages in the United States
the locations and numbers of speakers of languages spoken in the United States.
The Modern Language Association Language Map
An interactive map
of languages in the United States
American Indian Manuscripts
A comprehensive index
of manuscript holdings pertaining to American Indian languages and cultures
*The Rock Art Foundation
Promotes the conservation and
study of Native American Rock Art
opportunities for endangered languages
*Voice of America
Track U.S. news in 45
languages through the Voice of America
*Literacy and Civic Education for Indigenous and Peasant Women, Peru
A project geared specifically
towards indigenous women in their mother tongue, Quechua
Study of the Indigenous
Languages of the Americas
*Cree for Kids
phonectics...who could guess learning Cree could be so much fun? This is a MUST
SEE for people of all ages.
An homage to the life of languages in the words of the people who speak them.
*Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America
A searchable and
browsable "archive of recordings and texts in and about the indigenous languages
of Latin America
*Dakota Alphabet and Language Lessons
*WHAT IS A KHIPU?
Many Andean people use
cotton cords with knots to keep records on objects. These are called khipu.
* American Sign Language Browser
Look up video of thousands of
ASL signs and learn interesting things about them
* International Children's Digital Library
digitizes, and organizes children's materials in their original languages
The Assiniboine Alphabet
Nakota Language Lessons
*Dakota Alphabet and Language Lessons
Finding Our Talk: a Journey Through Aboriginal Languages
Footage and video
clips about the state of Aboriginal languages in Canada
Native Languages of the Americas
drill using the Cherokee language
PBS documentary about
endangered languages and the awesome task of recording, archiving, and
returning them to use
Aboriginal Languages of Australia
Support material for
nearly 30 languages with translation and cultural background \
Australian Indigenous Languages.
a great introduction to the
variety of aboriginal languages taught and spoken in Australia.
Languages of the World
Noquisi (Star) II
vocabulary building game in the Cherokee language
Native Languages: Legacy and Lifeline
The language of the
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara presented in multimedia format
Michif language lessons
Historic Shawnee Names
A wealth of
information about the Shawnee people and their language
* Nurturing Native Languages
Papers from the 8th, 9th, and
10th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages conferences
Endangered Languages Database
Over 100 languages are
included in this database.
Indian Language Illegal
Congress deems it
illegal for Indian children to be taught in their language.
Language Field Survey Project
a survey of 40 tribal
communities intended to determine which teaching methods are successful and
which are not in teaching Native American languages
The Native Languages Revitalization Resource Directory
Designed to serve those who
are working on community-based language revitalization programs.
Notes from the November 2002 Language Symposium
Salient points from
each of the symposium's break out sessions
Endangered Language Database
Endangered languages list serve
A cutting edge
website: learn a Canadian Aboriginal language or use tools to document and
archive one of those languages.
used Chilean Indigenous People
Dictionaries, Digital Books, Music, Video and a interesting directory of web
Teachers Against Prejudice Winning Essays
Essays from middle and
high schools students about fairness in news reporting.
Enter a place name to
find the Indian name which 16th century Spaniards reported for it
Using New Technology to Teach Native American Languages
projects that are working to preserve and teach Native American languages with
the latest technology.
Arikara Language Program
Established to create
language instruction materials to insure the continued survival of the Arikara
Nez Perce Language & Culture Site
Learn the Nez Perce
language and get in contact with the history and culture of the tribe
American Language Reprint Series
from many eastern and midwestern tribes.
See, Hear, and Speak
the Cherokee language in this interactive learning experience.
The Alabama Language
in an English-Alabama form.
Finding My Talk
A journey through
Aboriginal Languages in Canada
PRESERVING, ENRICHING AND PROMOTING HAUDENOSAUNEE/KANIENKEHAKA LANGUAGE
The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America
Lord's Prayer in Wampanoag Language
Recording by Chief
Wild Horse, the last speaker of Wampanoag dialect
Lucenda George/ Onondaga
about locusts, garden, winter, and reservation dam.
Online Hawaiian Language and Culture
Center for Multilingual and Multicultural Research
From the University of
North American Languages
An extensive list of
languages and word lists from North America
Languages of Canadian
Aboriginals, including Mi'kmaq, Abenaki, and Cree
[Click "Kids" button]
American Indian Sign Language
directions for the Comanche language.
Karuk Language Resources on the Web
Hear a Karuk word or
phrase and associate it with a picture and/or the English equivalent.
Cree Hand Signals
Photos depicting hand
signals for the Cree language
The 80+ languages at
this website present audio interpretations of the same poem.
Native American Sign Languages
Plains Indians signs
Sovereign Nations Preservation Project
Dedicated: to inform,
educate, and encourage the awareness of tribal history, culture, language and
aspirations of Native Americans.
The Chinook Jargon
Trading pidgin of
Northwest Indians and pioneers
Texas Rock Art Image Database at Rice University -
Virtual Exhibit and
image Virtual database of Rice University expeditions, discoveries, and
photographic cataloguing of Native American pictographs
The National LEP Advocacy Task Force
Over 300 stakeholders
who actively support the laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of
national origin because of language and cultural differences.
Comanche Language and Preservation Committee
Take our language of Comanche
heritage into the Twenty-First Century.
Native Word of the Day
Visit the Archives of
National Native News and hear the word in audio format.
Play this Interactive
game to find locations with Native American names.
Indian Sign Language
Ohwejagehka Hadegaenage Language
Words, fonts, sound
samples, and more from the six tribes of the Iroquois.
Hawaiian words are
expressed poetically in mele (songs), oli (chants), pule (prayers), and 'olelo
H-AmIndian Indigenous Languages
teaching resources, high schools with language programs
from the University of
A collection of Mayan
Preservationists Save Native American Languages
Listen to Jim Kent's
complete report on (RealAudio)
Technology and Indigenous Languages
The special May 2002 theme
issue of the on-line journal Language Learning & Technology
Despite doubts as to its
authencity, many still claim this is one of the only indigenous pre-contact
written texts available from North America. With Delaware and English
Indigenous Language Institute
that are no longer spoken by young people.
The First Peoples' Cultural Foundation
A charitable public
foundation generating support to raise awareness and funds for Aboriginal
language revitalization throughout British Columbia.
Big Veda Americanus
Sacred Songs of the
Ancient Mexicans with a Nahuatl Language Glossary.
Notes on the Kolosh [Tlingit and Kodiak [Eskimo] languages
Vocabularies of the SHAWNEE AND WYANDOT (Huron) LANGUAGES