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Kawaiisu Language (Tehachapi, Nuooah)

Kawaiisu is a Uto-Aztecan language of California. Only a few elders still speak the language fluently, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.





Kawaiisu Language
Kawaiisu language samples and resources.

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

Kawaiisu Indian Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Kawaiisu Indians.



Kawaiisu Language Resources

Kawaiisu Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Kawaiisu Words:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Kawaiisu language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Kawaiisu Language Map
     Linguistic map of south-central California, including the Kawaiisu tribe.
Kawaiisu Language Classes
     Information about Kawaiisu classes sponsored by the Nuui Cunni Native American Cultural Center.
Ethnologue: Kawaiisu
     Demographic information about the Kawaiisu language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Kawaiisu:
    Profile of the Kawaiisu language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Kawaiisu Language Tree:
    Theories about Kawaiisu's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kawaiisu Language Structures:
    Kawaiisu linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Kawaiisu Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Kawaiisu: A Grammar and Dictionary With Texts
     Kawaiisu language book for sale online.
Native American Dictionaries:
    Kawaiisu and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Kawaiisus:
Kawaiisu links.
Lengua Kawaiisu:
Articles on the Kawaiisu language in Spanish.



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