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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.
Our Online Cayuga Materials
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.
Worksheet showing color words in the Cayuga language.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Cayuga language.
Cayuga Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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
English-Cayuga glossary with soundfiles.
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.
Chart of place names in Cayuga, Mohawk, and Wyandot.
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
Encyclopedia articles on the Cayuga language.
Lengua Cayuga: Langue Cayuga:
Information about the Cayuga language in Spanish and French.
Cayuga Indian books.
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