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Kiliwa (Kiliwi, Ko'lew)
Kiliwa is a Yuman language of Mexico,
considered by some linguists to be a member of the larger
Hokan language family.
It is spoken today by only a few tribal elders.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Kiliwa language, with comparison to words in other Hokan languages.
Kiliwa Language Placenames
List of Baja California place names in Kiliwa.
Kiliwa demographic information from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Yuman Family Language Summit
Article on language preservation efforts among the Kiliwa and other Yuman tribes.
Wikipedia article about the Kiliwa language.
Kiliwa Language Tree:
Theories about Kiliwa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kiliwa Language Structures:
Kiliwa linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Article on the Kiliwa language including a language map of Mexico. Page in Spanish.
Kiliwa Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Kiliwa-English dictionary for sale online.
A really fascinating collection of Kiliwa legends and stories in English and the original Kiliwa language.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Wikipedia: Kiliwa: Britannica: Kiliwa:
Encyclopedia articles on the Kiliwa people.
Pueblo Kiliwa Los Kiliwa:
Information about the Kiliwas in Spanish.
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