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Miwok Indian Language

Miwok is a Penutian language of California. There are seven dialects of Miwok which are so distinct from one another that most linguists consider them to be multiple languages, but since three of them are no longer spoken and the other four are spoken by fewer than a dozen elders apiece, they are usually discussed together. The Miwok languages are highly endangered, but some young Miwoks are working to learn their ancestral tongues again.





Miwok Language
Miwok language samples and resources.

Miwok Culture and History
Information and links about the Miwok tribe past and present.

Miwok Legends
Introduction to Miwok mythology.



Miwok Language Resources

Our Online Miwok Materials

Miwok Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in three Miwok languages, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.

Miwok Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Coast Miwok Language Tutorial
     Pronunciation guide, wordlists and audio files in Coast Miwok.
The Southern Sierra Miwok Language
     Scanned-in text of a Southern Sierra Miwok dictionary (with grammar notes).
Northern Sierra Miwok: * Central Sierra Miwok: * Northern Miwok Map * Southern Miwok Map:
    Miwok Grammar * Northern Sierra Miwok Phonology * Central Sierra Miwok Phonology:
    Southern Sierra Miwok Vocabulary * Central Sierra Miwok Text * Northern Sierra Miwok Text:
    Scanned-in Miwok language materials from the Rosetta Project including language maps, wordlists and texts.

Miwok Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Northern Sierra Miwok Dictionary
     Dictionary of the Northern Sierra Miwok language for sale.
American Indian Dictionaries:
    Miwok and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Southern Sierra Miwok Language:
Encyclopedia articles on Miwok.
Lenguas Miwokan:
Information about the Miwok language in Spanish.
Miwok:
Miwok language links.



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