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Kato Language (Cahto)

Kato is an Athabaskan language of California. Unfortunately there are no native speakers of Kato any longer, but some Cahto people today are committed to reviving their ancestral language. Some linguists consider Kato a dialect of the Wailaki language; others consider them closely related but distinct languages.

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Kato Language
Kato language samples and resources.

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

Cahto Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of Kato Indian people.

Kato Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Katos.

Kato Language Resources

Our Online Kato Materials

Kato Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Cahto language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
Kato Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Kato language.

Kato Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Cahto Language Homepage
     Cahto pronunciation, glossary, texts, and information on language reconstruction and revival.
Kato Language
     Kato demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Kato:
    Profile of the Kato language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Kato Bibliography
     Bibliography of materials on the Kato language.
Kato Language Tree:
    Theories about Kato's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kato Language Structures:
    Kato linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*California Athapascan Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Kato and Wailaki.
Athapaskan Placenames of California:
     Chart of place names in Kato, Hupa, and Wailaki-Sinkyone.

Kato Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Elements of the Kato Language
     Kato linguistics book for sale online.
American Indian Dictionaries:
    Kato and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Kato Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Kato Indian language.
Cahto links.
Lengua Kato:
Articles on the Kato language in Spanish.
Kato Tribe:
Kato Indian books.

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