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Mono Language (Monache)

Mono is a Uto-Aztecan language of California. Only a few elders still speak the language fluently, but some young Monos are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

Mono Language Resources

Mono Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Mono language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Language Museum: Mono:
    Translation of a Christian prayer into the Mono language.

Mono Culture and History Links

Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians
     Overview of the modern-day Mono tribe.
Western Mono Indians
     Information on traditional Mono culture and history.
Mono Legends:
    Collection of Mono Indian legends and folktales.
Mono Authors:
    Mono writers, their lives and work.
The Mono Indians:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Mono tribe.
Mono Basket Hat * Indian Clothes * Indian Hats * Indian Hair:
    Mono and other California Indian clothing.

Books For Sale On The Mono Indians

Walking Where We Lived
     Interesting autobiography of a Mono Indian man and his community.
Weaving a California Tradition
     Charming book about a contemporary Mono girl learning to weave baskets.



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