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Mohave Indian Language (Mojave)

Mojave is a Yuman language of the American Southwest, considered by some linguists to be a member of the larger Hokan language family. It is spoken by around 200 people in California and Arizona. The language has been in decline, but some young Mohaves are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Mojave Indian Language
Mojave language samples and resources.

Mojave Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Mohave Indians past and present.

Mojave Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Mojaves.

Mohave Indian Legends
Introduction to Mojave mythology.

Mojave Language Resources

Our Online Mojave Language Materials

Mojave Words
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Mojave language.
Mojave Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Mojave language.

Mojave Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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A Mojave Dictionary:
    Mojave language dictionary with a section on grammar and conversation.
Native American Indian Dictionaries:
    Mojave and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Mojave Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Creation Songs of the Mohave People:
    Audio recordings of traditional songs in the Mohave language.
Keeping Tribal Languages Alive:
    Article on Hualapai and Mojave language preservation efforts.
Ethnologue: Mojave:
    Demographic information about the Mojave language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Mojave:
    Profile of the Mojave language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mojave Language Tree:
    Theories about Mojave's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Mojave Language Structures:
    Mojave linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Yuman Comparative Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Mohave and Yuma words.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Mojave Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Mojave Indian language.
Lengua Mojave:
Information about the Mojave language in Spanish.
The Mojaves * Mojave Indians:
Mojave links.
Mojave Tribe:
  Mojave Indian books.

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