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Assiniboine Indian Language (Nakota, Nakoda, Assiniboin)
Assiniboine (known to its own speakers as Nakota or Nakoda) is a
Siouan language of the Northern Plains.
A second language, Stoney, is also known as
Nakoda and is closely related to Assiniboine, but people speaking the languages cannot understand each other
well, so despite their similarities, most linguists consider them separate languages, like French and Spanish.
Assiniboine is spoken today by about 200 people in Montana, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
Assiniboine Language Assiniboine language samples and resources.
Assiniboine Tribe Culture and History Information and links about the Assiniboine Indians past and present.
Assiniboine Legends Introduction to the mythology of the Assiniboines.
Assiniboine Indians Fact Sheet Our answers for frequently asked questions about the Assiniboines, their language and culture.
Our Assiniboine Language Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Assiniboine language, with comparison to words in other Sioux languages.
Assiniboine Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Assiniboine words.
Assiniboine Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in Assiniboine/Nakota.
Assiniboine Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Assiniboine/Nakota.
Worksheet showing color words in Assiniboine/Nakota.
Worksheet showing how to count in Assiniboine.
Assiniboine Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Wiyuta Assiniboine Storytelling:
Brenda Farnell's wonderful CD-ROM recording of stories being told in Nakota and Plains Indian Sign Talk, with English translation.
Aaniiih and Nakoda Speeches:
Interesting book about Gros Ventre and Assiniboine oratory and ceremonial language.
Assiniboine Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Fort Belknap College:
The tribal college's homepage has audio greetings in male and female Assiniboine and Gros Ventre.
Assiniboine orthography and text example.
A grammar of Assiniboine:
A linguistics thesis on Assiniboine syntax, which can be downloaded in PDF format.
Language Museum: Assiniboine:
The Lord's Prayer translated into the Assiniboine language.
Assiniboine Language Tree:
Theories about Assiniboine's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Assiniboine Language Preservation and Usage
Demographic information about Assiniboine from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Wikipedia article on the Nakoda Indian language.
Lengua Assiniboine: Langue Assiniboine:
Information about the Nakota language in Spanish and French.
Assiniboine Indian books.
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