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Columbian Indian Language (Columbia, Wenatchee)

Columbia-Wenatchee is a Salishan language of Washington state. Only a few dozen Wenatchee and Columbian Indians still speak the Columbia language natively, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.





Columbian Language
Columbian language samples and resources.

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

Columbian Indian Legends
Introduction to Columbian mythology.



Columbian Language Resources

Our Columbian Language Materials

Columbia-Wenatchee Indian Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in Sinkiuse and Wenachee Columbian, with comparison to words in other Salishan languages.

Columbian Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Columbia-Wenatchi:
    Demographic information about the Columbian language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Moses Columbia Language Tree:
    Theories about Columbia's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Columbia-Wenatchi Language Structures:
    Columbia-Wenatchi linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Lengua Columbia-Wenatchi:
    Information on the Columbia-Wenatchi language including a language map of the Great Basin. Page in Spanish.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Columbia-Moses language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Columbia language.



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