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Lumbee tape

Q: Hi! I'm trying to find language tape on the Lumbee Indians. I would like to learn to speak the language.

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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 here which includes a dictionary, tapes, workbook and everything you need to learn this Algonquian language.

Hope that helps!
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 Croatoan
 Lumbee Indians
 Lenape language
 Algonquian Indians



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