Native American language            Native American culture            What's new on our site today!

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.

Sponsored Links

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
Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links

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

Sponsored Links

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.
  Acjachemem Tribe:
  Juaneno links.

Back to the list of American Indian tribes
Back to our Native American websites for kids

American Indian Art * American Indian Names * Tribal Tattoo Designs

Would you like to sponsor our work on the Juaneno Indian language?

Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2020 * Contacts and FAQ page