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Kathlamet Indian Language (Cathlamet)

Kathlamet was a Chinookan language, considered by most linguists to be part of the Penutian family of languages.
The last speakers of Kathlamet died in the 1930's and few records of the language remain today.

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Kathlamet Language Resources

Kathlamet Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Kathlamet language, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.
Kathlamet Language Tree:
    Theories about Kathlamet's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
*Chinookan Comparative Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Wishham, Chinook and Cathlamet.
Kathlamet Texts
     Collection of legends in Kathlamet with English translation and linguistic notes.

Kathlamet Culture and History Links

Chinook Tribe
     There isn't a distinct Kathlamet tribe anymore, but the Kathlamet and Wakiakum people are represented by the Chinook tribe today.
Cathlamet Indians
     Brief article on the Kathlamet tribe's interactions with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Kathlamet Legends:
    Collection of Kathlamet Indian legends and folktales.
Rolls of Certain Indian Tribes in Oregon and Washington
     Genealogical documents regarding the Clatsop, Tillamook, Chinook and Kathlamet tribes in the early 20th century.
Four Directions: Cathlamet:
    Timeline and links about Kathlamet history.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
    Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Cathlamet. (Amazon affiliate link)

Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Kathlamet:
   Information about the Kathlamet language in Spanish.

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