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Navajo Indian Language (Dine)

Navajo (known to its own speakers as Diné) is an Athabaskan language of the American Southwest. Nearly 150,000 Navajo Indians speak their native language today, making it the most-spoken Native American language in the United States.





Navajo Language
Navajo language samples and resources.

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

Navajo Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Navajos.

Navajo Legends
Introduction to Navajo mythology.



Navajo Language Resources

Our Online Navajo Language Materials

Navajo Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Navajo language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
Navajo Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Navajo words.
Navajo Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Navajo language.

Navajo Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Navajo-English Dictionary
    Short Navajo dictionary for sale. (Listings are by Navajo words only, so this won't be very useful to you unless you know some Navajo already.)
Navajo-English Bilingual Dictionary
    This is an excellent Navajo dictionary for those working on learning the language.
The Navajo Language: A Grammar and Colloquial Dictionary
    Detailed Navajo textbook, also available on CD-ROM.
Talk Now! Learn Navajo
    Navajo language-learning computer software for sale.
Diné Bizaad: Speak, Read, Write Navajo * Breakthrough Navajo:
    Audio courses in the Navajo language.
Day and Night v Frog Brings Rain:
    Bilingual children's books illustrating traditional Navajo legends.
Native American Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Navajo and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Navajo Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Dine Bizaad
    Good online Navajo language lessons.
Navajo Language, Alphabet and Pronunciation:
    Phonological inventory of Navajo, with a sample text.
Diné Bizaad
    Navajo language orthography and text example.
The Navajo Page:
    Navajo slang terms, gospel hymns, names of constellations, and other language information.
Native America Calling: Navajo:
    Audio files of words and phrases in the Navajo language.
Human Rights: Navajo:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Navajo language.
Navajo Prayers:
    Navajo translation of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers.
Navajo Indian Language * Navajo Linguistic Description * Navajo Numbers * Navajo Orthography * Navajo Phonology:
    Navajo Pronunciation * Navajo Grammar * Navajo Syntax * Navajo Grammar Book * Navajo Book:
    Navajo Bible Translation * Navajo Text * Navajo Story * Navajo Language Bibliography:
    Scanned-in Navajo language materials from the Rosetta Project.
El Morro Vocabulary:
    Online dictionary of words from the Keres, Zuni and Navajo languages.
Navajo Placenames:
    Chart of Southwestern place names in Diné/Navajo.
House of Languages: Navajo:
     Information about Navajo language usage.
Ethnologue: Navajo:
    Demographic information about the Navajo language.
Navajo Language Tree:
    Theories about Navajo's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Navajo Language Structures:
    Navajo linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Navajo Language:
Encyclopedia articles on Navajo.
Lengua Navajo * Idioma Navajo:
Information about the Navajo language in Spanish.
Diné:
Navajo language links.
Navajo Tribe:
Navajo Indian books.



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