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Luiseno Indian Language (Chamteela)
Luiseno is a Uto-Aztecan language of Southern California.
It is closely related to Juaneno, which some linguists consider
a dialect of Luiseno.
Only a few dozen elders still speak the Luiseno language fluently, but the tribe is working hard to keep their ancestral
tongue alive by teaching it to children in kindergarten.
Luiseno language samples and resources.
Luiseno Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Luiseño Indians past and present.
Luiseno Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Luisenos.
Introduction to Luiseno mythology.
Our Online Luiseno Language Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Luiseno language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Luiseno Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Agreement and Anti-Agreement: A Syntax of Luiseno
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Luiseno language book for sale.
Luiseno and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.
Luiseno Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians
Luiseno language information including online chat sessions, dictionaries and a language learning toy for sale.
Text of a story about a girl and her dog in Luiseno with English translation.
Freelang Luiseno Dictionary:
Free downloadable wordlist of the Luiseno language.
Ancestral Language Revitalization Efforts Complete Successful First Year Pechanga Luisenos Work to Save Their Language
Articles on the Luiseño tribe's language revitalization efforts.
House of Languages: Luiseño:
Information about Luiseño language usage.
Demographic information about the Luiseno language.
Survey of California Indian Languages: Luiseño:
Profile of the Luiseño language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Luiseño Language Tree:
Theories about Luiseno's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Luiseño Language Structures:
Luiseno linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Southern Shoshonean Vocabulary:
Early 20th-century wordlists of Cahuilla, Luiseno and Cupeno.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Luiseño Indian language.
Articles on the Cupeño and Luiseño languages in Spanish.
Luiseno Indian books.
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