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Huave Indian Language

Huave is a Mexican language isolate, not known to be related to any other living language. It is spoken by around 16,000 people in southeastern Mexico. There are several Huave dialects, some of which are quite different from each other and difficult for speakers of a different dialect to understand. For this reason, linguists often consider there to be between two and four distinct Huave languages, rather than just one. Huave is an agglutinative language which has SVO word order.

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Huave Language Resources

Our Online Huave Materials

Huave Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Huave language.

Huave Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

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     Map showing the areas in Mexico where Huave languages are spoken.
Lord's Prayer in Huave San Dionisio del Mar:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Huave language.
Language Museum: Huave (San Mateo del Mar):
    Huave translation of a Biblical passage.
Wikipedia: Huave:
    Encyclopedia article about the Huave language.
San Dionisio del Mar Huave * San Mateo del Mar Huave * Santa María del Mar Huave * San Francisco del Mar Huave:
    Demographic information about the Huave languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Huave Language Tree:
    Theories about Huave's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Huave Language Structures:
    Huave linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Huave:
Bibliography of Huave language resources.
  Wikipedia: Huave * Britannica: Huave:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Huaves.
  Pueblo Huaves * Los Huaves de Oaxaca * Idioma Huave * Lengua Huave:
  Information about the Huave people and their language in Spanish.

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