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Ho-Chunk Indian Language (Hocak, Hocąk, Winnebago)
Hochunk is a
Siouan language of the Great Lakes,
spoken today by only a few dozen people in Wisconsin and Nebraska.
The language had been in decline, but a vigorous Hochunk revival program is helping young people
to learn their ancestral language again.
Hochunk Indian Language Ho-Chunk language samples and resources.
Ho-Chunk Nation Culture and History Information and links about the Ho-Chunk/Winnebago Indians past and present.
Ho-Chunk Indians Fact Sheet Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Hochunk tribe, their language and culture.
Legends of the Ho-Chunk Indians Introduction to the mythology of the Winnebagos.
Our Online Ho-Chunk Language Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Ho chunk Indian language, with comparison to words in other Siouan languages.
Ho-Chunk Animal Words:
Picture glossary of animal words in the Ho-Chunk Indian language.
Ho-Chunk Language Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Hocak Teaching Materials Part 1 Hocak Teaching Materials Part 2:
Two-volume Hocak language learning set including dictionary, grammar, and audio CDs.
The Holy Bible in the Winnebago Indian Language:
A collection of Ho-Chunk Biblical translations from the early 20th century.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
Ho-Chunk and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.
Ho-Chunk Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Hocak Wazija Haci Language Division
Home page of the tribal language initiative has a public .wav file and Hocak lessons available for tribal members
Introduction to the old Ho-Chunk writing system, with a sample text.
Literature and Texts in the Ho-Chunk Language
Hotcak Encyclopedia: Texts:
A great collection of traditional Ho-Chunk stories along with English translations.
Ho-Chunk translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Language Museum: Hocak: Gospels in the Winnebago Language:
Bible passages in the Ho-Chunk Indian language.
Winnebago Language Tree:
Theories about Hochunk's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Winnebago Language Structures:
Ho-Chunk linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Ho-Chunk Language Preservation and Usage
Tribe Tries to Sustain Ho-Chunk Language
Article about Hochunk language loss and revitalization
Demographic information about the Ho-Chunk language.
Encyclopedia articles on the Winnebago tribe and their language.
La Lengua Winnebago:
Article on the Winnebago language in Spanish. With a language map of the Great Lakes region.
Ho-Chunk Indian books.
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