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Kashaya Language (Kashia, Southwestern Pomo)

Kashaya is a Hokan language of northern California. It is closely related to the Pomo languages, and is sometimes known as Southwestern Pomo. The Kashaya language is still spoken by only a few dozen elders, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.





Kashaya Language
Kashaya language samples and resources.

Kashaya Culture and History
Information and links about the Kashaya tribe past and present.

Pomo Legends
Introduction to Kashaya and other Pomo mythology.



Kashaya Language Resources

Our Online Kashaya Materials

Kashaya Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Kashaya language, with comparison to words in other Hokan languages.

Kashaya Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Kashaya Language * Kashaya Phonology:
    Scanned-in Kashaya language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Kashaya/Southwestern Pomo:
    Profile of the Kashaya language from linguist Gene Buckley.
Two Undersea Youths Freeze to Death
     Online excerpt from a book of Kashaya Indian texts, with English glossary.
Kashaya (Southwestern Pomo)
     Demographic information about Kashaya from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Kashaya Pomo:
    Profile of the Kashaya langauge from the Berkeley Survey of California Indian Languages.
Kashaya Language Tree:
    Theories about Kashaya's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kashaya Language Structures:
    Kashaya linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Kashaya Indian Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Theoretical Aspects of Kashaya Phonology and Morphology
     Kashaya linguistics book for sale.
Kashaya Texts
     Bilingual presentation of Kashaya language stories.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
    Kashaya and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Pomo/Kashaya Bibliography:
List of related reading materials about the Kashayas.
Lenguas Pomoan:
Information about Kashaya and the Pomo languages in Spanish.



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