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Kootenay Indian Language (Kootenai, Kutenai, Ktunaxa)

Kootenai is a language isolate (a language unrelated to any other known language) of the Western Plateau. It is spoken by fewer than 100 people in Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia today.

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Kootenai Language
Kootenai language samples and resources.

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

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

Kootenai Language Resources

Our Online Kootenai Materials

Kootenai Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Kootenai language.

Kootenai Language Community and Tools

Traditional Knowledge and Language:
     Information about Kutenai language revival from the Ktunaxa First Nation of Canada.
First Voices: Ktunaxa
     Resources for Ktunaxa language learning including keyboard layouts, audio files, and a glossary.

Kootenai Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Ktunaxa (Kutenai) Language
     Online Kootenai pronunciation guide and sample text.
First Peoples Language Map of BC
     Interactive map of Kootenay and other indigenous language communities in British Columbia.
Kutenai Language * Kutenai Phonology * Kutenai Grammar * Kutenai Indian Text:
    Scanned-in Kootenay language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Kutenai Prayers * Language Museum: Kootenays:
    Translations of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers into the Kutenai language.
Ktunaxa Language Plaque
     Canadian human rights tribute written in Ktunaxa.
House of Languages: Kutenai:
    Information about Ktunaxa language usage.
Ethnologue: Kutenai:
    Demographic information about the Kutenai language.
Kutenai Language Tree:
    Theories about Ktunaxa language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Kutenai Language Structures:
    Kutenai linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Northwestern Vocabularies:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Yakima, Klickitat, and Kutenai.

Kootenai Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Salish Kootenai College Bookstore:
    Salish and Kootenai language materials and other books for sale from the Montana tribal school.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Kutenai Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Kootenai Indian language.
Kootenay links.
Lengua Kutenai:
Articles on the Kutenai language in Spanish.
Kootenai Tribe:
Kootenai Indian books.

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