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Kitsai (K'itsash, Kichai, Keechi)

Kitsai is a Caddoan language of the Southern Plains. The Kitsai language is no longer spoken, though many Kitsai people survived and still live among their kinfolk the Wichita today.

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Kitsai Language Resources

Kitsai Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Kitsai language, with comparison to words in other Caddoan languages.
     Ethnologue entry for the Kitsai language.
Last of the Kitsai:
     1934 article about the last speaker of the Kitsai language.
Kitsai Language Tree:
    Theories about Kitsai's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kitsai Language Structures:
    Kitsai linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Caddoan Texts:
    A collection of legends and stories in Kitsai and related languages, with English translation. (Amazon affiliate link.)

Kitsai Culture and History Links

Caddoan Languages and Peoples
     Article on the Kitsai and other Caddoan Indians, with historic photographs and a map.
Texas Indian Maps:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Kitsai Indians and their neighbors.
Kitsai Legends:
    Collection of Kitsai Indian legends and folktales.
Kichai: * Kichai Indians:
     Two early 20th century articles on the Kitsai Indians.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Kitsai: * Keechi Indians:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Kitsais.
  Kitsai links pages.
  Lengua Kitsai:
  Information about the Kitsai language in Spanish.

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