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Molale (Molalla)

Though there are still some descendents of the Molale people at Grande Ronde, where they and many other Oregon tribes were forced to relocate in the 1800's, the the last speaker of the Molale language died in the 1950's. It is considered by many linguists to have been part of the Penutian family of languages, possibly related to Klamath.

Molale Language Resources

Molale Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Molala language, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.
Molale Language
     Demographic information about Molale from the Ethnologue of Languages.

Molalla Culture and History Links

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
     Official homepage of the intertribal reservation where the Molalla, along with other Oregon tribes, were relocated.
First People of Clackamas County: The Molallas
     History of the Molalla people written by a Grand Ronde tribal member.
Molalla Legends:
    Collection of Molale mythology and traditional stories.
Molala History
     Brief article on the Molalas from the University of Oregon.



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