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Coeur d'Alene Indian Language (Schitsu'Umsh, Skitswish)

Coeur d'Alene (known to its own speakers as Schitsu'umsh) is a Salishan language of Idaho. The language is severely endangered today, but some younger Coeur d'Alene people are dedicated to keeping their ancestral language alive.





Coeur d'Alene Language
Coeur d'Alene language samples and resources.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Coeur dAlene Indians past and present.

Coeur d'Alene Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Coeur d'Alenes.

Coeur d'Alene Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Coeur dAlenes.



Coeur d'Alene Language Resources

Our Online Coeur d'Alene Language Materials

Coeur d'Alene Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Coeur d'Alene language.

Coeur d'Alene Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Snchitsu'umshtsn: The Coeur D'alene Language:
    Coeur d'Alene dictionary including a chapter of grammatical information.
Formal Notes on Coeur D'Alene Clause Structure:
    Linguistics text on the Coeur D'Alene language.
Native American Dictionaries:
    Coeur D'Alene and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Coeur d'Alene Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Coeur d'Alene Language:
    Couer d'Alene stories, songs, and language learning materials for sale from the tribal website.
Salish Placenames:
    Pacific Northwest place names in Coeur d'Alene, Lushootseed, Shuswap, Straits Salish, and Bella Coola.
Lord's Prayer in Coeur d'Alene * Language Museum: Coeur d'Alene:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Coeur d'Alene Indian language.
Coeur d'Alene
    Demographic information about the Coeur d'Alene language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Coeur d'Alene Language Tree:
    Theories about Coeur d'Alene's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Coeur d'Alene Language Structures:
    Coeur d'Alene linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Wikipedia: Coeur d'Alene:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Coeur d'Alene tribe and their language.
   La lengua Coeur d'Alêne:
   Article on the Coeur d'Alene language in Spanish. With a language map.
   Coeur d'Alene Tribe:
   Coeur d'Alene links.
  Coeur d'Alene Tribe:
  Coeur D'Alene Indian books.



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