Maidu is a Penutian language of California. Actually there are at least three Maiduan
languages, Maidu, Nisenan, and Konkow, which are generally considered distinct by linguists, but since each is spoken by only a few elders now,
they are often considered together. Although the Maidu languages are seriously endangered, some young Maidu people are working to learn their
ancestral tongue again.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Maidu, Konkow and Nisenan languages, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.
Nisenan/Maidu Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Nisenan language.
Maidu Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Maidu Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Several traditional stories in the original Nisenan (Southern Maidu) language, with glossary and a grammatical overview.
Collection of several stories in the Maidu and Nisenan languages.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
Maidu and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.