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Babine-Witsuwiten (Northern Carrier, Nadot'en, Natooten, Takla)
Babine-Witsuwit'en is an
Athabascan language spoken by
around 500 people in British Columbia. Babine is related to Carrier
and is commonly referred to as a dialect of Carrier, but monolingual speakers of the two languages cannot understand each other well,
and most linguists regard them as distinct languages.
Like most Athabaskan languages, Babine-Witsuwit'en is a tone language with SOV word order, but tonality is not as important a part
of the Babine-Witsuwit'en language as it is in some Athabaskan languages.
Babine Language Babine language samples and resources.
Babine Culture and History Information and links about the Babine-Wetsuwit'en tribe past and present.
Our Online Babine-Witsuwit'en Materials
List of vocabulary words in the Nadot'en language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
Babine-Witsuwit'en Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Babine words.
Babine-Witsuwit'en Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Babine-Witsuwiten language.
Worksheet showing color words in the Babine-Witsuwiten language.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Babine-Witsuwiten language.
Babine Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Witsuwit’en Words for the Land:
Vocabulary lists of terrain-related words in the Babine-Witsuwit'en language.
House of Languages: Babine-Witsuwit'en
Information about Babine language usage.
Babine demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Brief profile of the Babine language, with a thorough linguistic bibliography.
Software for typing in the Babine-Witsuwit-en language, for Windows and Mac.
Babine Language Tree:
Theories about Babine's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Babine Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Babine and Carrier Phonology: A Historically Oriented Study:
Linguistics text on the Carrier and Babine languages for sale online.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
Babine and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Babine Wits'uwit'en language.
La Lengua Babines:
Information about Babine-Witsuwit'en in Spanish.
Carrier and Babine-Witsuwiten links.
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