Native American Indian languages * Who are the Native Americans * American Indian heritage

The Olmec Nation

Q: Good Thursday Morning, I have noticed that the Olmec Nation of Pre-Spanish Mexico is not in your list.

Sponsored Links


A: Hi, thanks for writing. We do not have pages up for many of the languages of Mexico and Central America yet, primarily due to time constraints and a lack of materials in many of those languages. In the case of Olmec the language has been extinct for a long time, the writing system has been only partially deciphered, and it's still not even known for sure which language family it originally belonged to.

One good source on the ancient Olmec language is http://www.ancientscripts.com/epiolmec.html. Hopefully that can help get you pointed in the right direction.

Thanks for your interest, have a good day!
Native Languages of the Americas

Related Links

 Mexican Indian languages
 Cultures of Mesoamerica
 American Indian language translation



Give us feedback (or ask a question of your own!)
Back to our Native American mail



Would you like to help support our organization's work with endangered American Indian languages?

Native Languages of the Americas website 1998-2015 * Contacts and FAQ page