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Q: Hi! I'm trying to find language tape on the Lumbee
Indians. I would like to
learn to speak the language.
A: Unfortunately, the Lumbee language has not been spoken
in a long time. The Lumbee people are still there, but
they gave up their language more than 200 years ago.
There were more than one language spoken by
the ancestors of the Lumbee but the main one was an
Algonquian language also known as Roanoke or Croatoan, which was similar to Powhatan and Lenape.
There's a great Lenape audio course
which includes a dictionary, tapes, workbook and
everything you need to learn this Algonquian language.
Hope that helps!
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