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Cayuga Language

Cayuga is an Iroquoian language of the Northeast Woodlands. Between one and two hundred Cayuga Indians still speak the language today, most in Ontario (though there are still a few Cayuga-speaking elders in New York State.) The language has been in decline, but some young Cayugas are working to keep their ancestral language alive.





Cayuga Language
Cayuga language samples and resources.

Cayuga Tribe Culture and History
Related links about the Cayuga nation past and present.

Cayuga Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of the Cayuga Indian tribe.

Cayuga Legends
Introduction to Cayuga mythology.



Cayuga Language Resources

Our Online Cayuga Materials

Cayuga Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Cayuga language, with comparison to words in other Iroquoian languages.
Cayuga Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Cayuga words.
Cayuga Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Cayuga language.
Cayuga Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Cayuga language.
Cayuga Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Cayuga language.

Cayuga Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

English-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary:
    Comprehensive modern Cayuga dictionary for sale.
Elliot's Vocabulary of Cayuga:
    Older Cayuga dictionary for sale.
Native American Dictionaries:
    Cayuga and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Cayuga Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Cayuga Words:
    English-Cayuga glossary with soundfiles.
Cayuga * Goyogoho:no:
    Cayuga orthography and text example.
Hello Oklahoma: Cayuga Tribe:
    Cayuga language greeting, alphabet, and sample text.
Cayuga Language Plaque:
    Canadian human rights tribute written in Cayuga.
Iroquois Placenames:
    Chart of place names in Cayuga, Mohawk, and Wyandot.
Ethnologue: Cayuga:
    Demographic information about the Cayuga language.
Cayuga Language Tree:
    Theories about Cayuga's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Cayuga Language Structures:
    Cayuga linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

  Wikipedia: Cayuga:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Cayuga language.
  Lengua Cayuga: * Langue Cayuga:
  Information about the Cayuga language in Spanish and French.
  Cayuga Tribe:
  Cayuga Indian books.



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