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Atsugewi Language (Atsuge, Atsugeyi, Apwaruge)

Atsugewi was a Palaihnihan language of Northern California, most closely related to Achumawi. Some linguists consider these two languages part of the larger Hokan language family. The last native speaker of Atsugewi died in 1988, but some young people hope to revive their ancestral language again. Atsugewi is a highly polysynthetic tone language with very complex verbs and free word order.





Atsugewi Language
Atsugewi language samples and resources.

Atsugewi Culture and History
Information and links about the Atsugewi tribe past and present.

Achumawi and Atsugewi Legends
Introduction to Pit River Indian mythology.



Atsugewi Language Resources

Our Online Atsugewi Materials

Atsugewi Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Atsugewi language, with comparison to words in other Hokan languages.
Atsugewi Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Atsugewi words.
Atsugewi Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Atsugewi language.
Atsugewi Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Atsugewi language.
Atsugewi Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Atsugewi language.
Atsugewi Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Atsugewi language.
Atsugewi Food:
    Worksheet with pictures of food words in the Atsugewi language.

Atsugewi Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Reconstructing Achumawi and Atsugewi:
    Linguistics article on the two Palainihan languages.
Atsugewi Phonology:
    Linguistics paper on the phonology of Atsugewi.
Atsugewi Linguistics:
    Brief article on the Atsugewi language.
House of Languages: Atsugewi
     Information about Atsugewi language usage.
Atsugewi Language:
    Demographic information about Atsugewi from the Ethnologue of Languages.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Atsugewi:
    Profile of the Atsugewi language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Atsugewi Language Tree:
    Theories about Atsugewi's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Atsugewi Language Structures:
    Atsugewi linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Atsugewi Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

A Lexicon of Atsugewi:
    Atsugewi dictionary (out of print).
American Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Atsugewi and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Atsugé:
Wikipedia article about the Atsugewi language.
Lengua Atsugewi * Lenguas Palaihnih:
Information on the Atsugewi language in Spanish.
Atsugewi Language:
Atsugewi links.



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