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Caddo Indian Language (Hatsinai)

Caddo is a Caddoan language of the Southern Plains. Only a few dozen speakers remain, mostly elders in Texas and Oklahoma, but the tribe is working to teach the youngest generation of Caddo Indians their ancestral language again.





Caddo Language

Caddo language samples and resources.

Caddo Tribe Culture and History

Related links about the Caddo nation past and present.

Caddo Indians Fact Sheet

Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of the Caddo Indian tribe.

Caddo Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Caddo tribe.



Caddo Language Resources

Our Online Caddo Materials

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

Caddo Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Caddo Verb Morphology:
    Caddo linguistics text for sale.
Native Languages of the Southeastern United States:
    Survey of Southeast Native American languages, including Caddo.
Caddoan Texts:
    A collection of legends and stories in Caddo and related languages, with English translation.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
    Caddo and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Caddo Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Kiwat Hasinay Foundation:
    Organization dedicated to the preservation of the Caddo language.
English-Caddo Search Engine:
    Online database of Caddo (Hasinai) words. With audio files.
Hello Oklahoma: Caddo Tribe:
    Caddo alphabet, greeting, and phrasebook.
House of Languages: Cado
     Information about Caddo language usage.
Ethnologue: Caddo:
    Demographic information about the Caddo language.
Wikipedia: Caddo:
    Encyclopedia article on the Caddo language.
Caddo Language Tree:
    Theories about Caddo's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Caddo Language Structures:
    Caddo linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Caddo * Langue Caddo:
   Information about the Caddo language in Spanish and French.
  Caddo Tribe:
  Caddo Indian books.



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