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Siouan Language Family

Siouan languages are primarily spoken in the American Great Plains, and the far south of Canada.

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The Siouan languages include:

  • Western Siouan Languages
  • Missouri Valley Siouan Languages
  • Crow
  • Hidatsa
  • Mississippi Valley Siouan Languages
  • Mandan
  • Dakotan Languages
  • Assiniboine (Nakota)
  • Stoney (Nakoda)
  • Dakota-Lakota
  • Dhegiha Languages
  • Kansa
  • Omaha-Ponca
  • Osage
  • Quapaw (Alkansea)
  • Chiwerean Languages
  • Chiwere (Iowa-Otoe-Missouria)
  • Ho-chunk (Winnebago)
  • Ohio Valley Siouan Languages
  • Biloxi
  • Ofo (Ofogoula)
  • Tutelo (Saponi)
  • Eastern Siouan Languages (Catawban)
  • Catawba
  • Woccon
  • Lost/Unattested/Uncertain Siouan Languages:
  • Cheraw
  • Manahoac
  • Monacan
  • Pee Dee
  • Waccamaw
  • Native Languages

    Our Siouan Language Features

    Siouan Vocabulary:
         Words in various Siouan languages.

    Links to Other Siouan Language Resources

    Siouan Language Family:
         Ethnologue of Siouan languages.
    Siouan Languages:
        Overview of the Siouan Indian languages, their history and distribution.

    Siouan Language Materials Available Offline
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    Bibliography Of The Siouan Languages:
         Pilling's venerable survey of Siouan linguistics studies.

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