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Comanche Language (Numinu)

Comanche is a Uto-Aztecan language of the Southern Plains, particularly Texas and Oklahoma. Only a few elders in Oklahoma still speak the Comanche language fluently today, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Comanche Language
Comanche language samples and resources.

Comanche Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Comanche nation past and present.

Comanche Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Comanches.

Comanche Legends
Introduction to Comanche mythology.

Comanche Language Resources

Our Online Comanche Language Materials

Comanche Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Comanche language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Comanche Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Comanche words.
Comanche Picture Dictionary:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Comanche language.
Comanche Body Part Lesson:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Comanche language.
Comanche Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Comanche language.
Comanche Numbers:
    Pictures showing how to count in the Comanche language.

Comanche Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Comanche Dictionary and Grammar:
    Comanche language learning book for sale.
A Grammar of Comanche:
    Comanche linguistics text.
Native American Dictionaries:
    Comanche and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Comanche Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

The Comanche Language and Cultural Preservation Committee :
    Comanche alphabet, texts, and monthly newsletter from a tribal language preservation organization.
Comanche Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of Comanche, with a sample text.
Hello Oklahoma: Comanche Tribe:
    Comanche language greeting, alphabet, and sample text.
Silent Night:
    Comanche translation of the Christmas song.
Comanche Description * Comanche Phonology * Comanche Grammar * Comanche Text * Comanche Orthography:
    Scanned-in Comanche language texts from the Rosetta Project.
Lord's Prayer in Comanche * Language Museum: Comanche:
    Translation of Christian prayers into the Comanche Indian language.
Ethnologue: Comanche:
    Demographic information about the Comanche language.
Comanche Language Tree:
    Theories about Comanche's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Comanche Language Structures:
    Comanche linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Vocabulary of the Oklahoma Tribes:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Oto, Cheyenne, Wichita, and Comanche.

Comanche Proper Names

Chiefs of the Numuunuh:
    Listing of the Comanche and Spanish names of 18th- and 19th-century Comanche leaders.
Native American Pet Names:
    Fundraiser offering a name for dogs or other animals in Comanche and other Native American languages.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Comanche:
Encyclopedia articles on the Comanche language.
Lengua Comanche:
Information on the Comanche language in Spanish, including a language map of the Great Plains.
Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache:
Bibliographies for three Indian languages of Oklahoma.
Comanche Tribe:
Comanche Indian books.

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