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Juaneno Language (Acjachemen)

Juaneño is a Uto-Aztecan language of Southern California. It is so closely related to Luiseno that some linguists consider the two to be dialects of a single language. The Juaneno language has not been actively spoken since the 1960's, but a few elders of the tribe still remember something of the language today.

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˜Juaneno Language Resources

Juaneno Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Juaneno language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Ethnologue: Luiseño-Juaneño:
     Demographic information about the Juaneno language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Juaneño:
    Profile of the Juaneño language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Juaneño Language Tree:
    Theories about Juaneno's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

Juaneno Culture and History Links

Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation
     Official homepage of the Juaneno tribe.
Juaneno Legends:
    Collection of Juaneno Indian legends and folktales.
Putiidhem, Mother Village of the Acjachemen
     Website dedicated to protecting a sacred Juaneno burial site from development.
Four Directions Institute: Juaneno Indians
     Profile and historical timeline of the California tribe. Also with links.
Acjachemen Authors * Juaneno Authors:
    Juaneno writers, their lives and work.

Books for sale on the Juanenos

Juaneno-Luiseno Tribe of California
     Kids' book for sale on the Luiseno and Juaneno Indians.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Juaneño:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Juaneno Indians and their language.
  El Pueblo Acjachemen * Los Juaneño:
  Information about the Juanenos in Spanish.



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