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"Nawathinehena" is the name of an Arapahoan language, also known as "Southern Arapaho."
(Nawathi'nehena means "southerners' language" in Arapaho.) Some linguists consider Nawathinehena
to have been a dialect of Arapaho, while others consider it to have been a closely related but distinct language.
There are no speakers of Nawathinehena remaining today; the Northern Arapaho dialect/language is spoken
in both the Northern and Southern Arapaho tribes today.
Here are links to our webpages about the Nawathinehena tribe and language:
The Native American Plains
Here are some other Internet resources about Nawathinehena:
And here are a few good books about the Nawathinehenas:
Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, and Cultures of Arapaho People
The Arapaho Language
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