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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.
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.
Introduction to the mythology of the Katos.
Our Online Kato Materials
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 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.
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
Elements of the Kato Language
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Kato linguistics book for sale online.
American Indian Dictionaries:
Kato and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Wikipedia: Kato Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Kato Indian language.
Articles on the Kato language in Spanish.
Kato Indian books.
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