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Catawba Indian Language

Catawba was a Siouan language of South Carolina. The language was last spoken by the community in the 1940's, though one Catawba man worked to keep its memory alive until his death in 1996.





Catawba Language
Catawba language samples and resources.

Catawba Nation Culture and History
Information and links about the Catawba Indians past and present.

Catawba Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Catawbas, their language and culture.

Catawba Indian Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Catawba Indians.



Catawba Language Resources

Our Catawba Language Materials

Catawba Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Catawba Indian language, with comparison to words in other Siouan languages.
Catawba Facts for Kids:
    Fact sheet on the Catawba lifestyle in the past and today for kids and other students.
Catawba Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Catawba language.
Catawba Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Catawba language.

Catawba Dictionary, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Early Vocabularies of Catawba * Vocabulary of the Catawba Language:
    Catawba dictionaries for sale online.
Catawba Texts:
    Ethnography of the Catawba tribe, including language information and traditional tribal stories.
American Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Catawba and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Catawba Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Catawba Indian Language * Catawba Grammar * Catawba Texts:
    Scanned-in Catawba language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Catawba Words:
    Vocabulary taken from Frank Speck's 1934 recordings of the language.
Hello Oklahoma: Cayuga Tribe:
    Catawba pronunciation, greeting, and links.
The Identity of Red Thunder Cloud * Red Thunder Cloud * Obituary for Red Thunder Cloud:
    The unusual story of Carlos Westez (Red Thunder Cloud) and his work to learn and preserve the Catawba language.
Ethnologue: Catawba:
    Demographic information about the Catawba language.
Catawba Language Tree:
    Theories about Catawba's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Catawba Language Structures:
    Catawba linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

  Lengua Catawba:
  Information about the Catawba language in Spanish.
  Wikipedia: Catawban languages:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Catawba language.
  Catawba Tribe:
  Catawba Indian books.



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