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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.

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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.
House of Languages: Mono:
     Information about Mono language usage.
Ethnologue: Mono:
    Demographic information about the Mono language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Mono:
    Profile of the Mono language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mono Language Tree:
    Theories about Mono's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Mono Language Structures:
    Mono linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Plateau Shoshonean Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Mono and Paviotso.

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
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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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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Mono:
   Information about the Mono language in Spanish.

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