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Chemehuevi Indian Language

Chemehuevi is a Uto-Aztecan language of the Western Plateau. It is closely related to Southern Paiute and is considered by many linguists to be a dialect of Southern Paiute.

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Chemehuevi Indian Language
Chemehuevi language samples and resources.

Chemehuevi Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Chemehuevi Indians past and present.

Chemehuevi Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about Chemehuevi culture.

Chemehuevi Indian Legends
Introduction to Chemehuevi mythology.

Chemehuevi Language Resources

Our Chemehuevi Language Materials

Chemehuevi Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Chemehuevi language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.

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Chemehuevi, a Grammar and Lexicon:
    Thorough book on the Chemehuevi language, with grammar and a dictionary.
Topics in Chemehuevi Morphosyntax: Lexical Categories, Predication and Causation:
    Scholarly linguistics book on the Chemehuevi language.
Native American Indian Dictionaries:
    Chemehuevi and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Chemehuevi Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

A Chemehuevi Lexicon:
    Information about the Chemehuevi language, and an online glossary in progress.
Ethnologue: Southern Paiute Languages:
    Demographic information about the Southern Paiute, Ute and Chemehuevi languages.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Chemehuevi:
    Profile of the Chemehuevi language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chemehuevi Language Tree:
    Theories about Chemehuevi's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Chemehuevi Language Structures:
    Chemehuevi linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Colorado River Numic language:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Chemehuevi Indian language.
  Lengua Chemehuevi:
   Information about the Chemehuevi language in Spanish.
  Chemehuevi links pages.
  Chemehuevi Tribe:
  Chemehuevi Indian books.

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