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Omaha-Ponca Indian Language (Cegiha, Dhegiha)

Omaha-Ponca is a Siouan language of the Great Plains, spoken today by about 100 Ponca and Omaha people in Nebraska and Oklahoma. Most speakers are elders, but some young Omahas and Poncas are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Omaha-Ponca Language
Omaha-Ponca language samples and resources.

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

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

Omaha Indian Legends
Introduction to Omaha mythology.

Omaha Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Omahas, their language and culture.

Ponca Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Poncas, their language and culture.

Omaha-Ponca Language Resources

Our Online Omaha-Ponca Language Materials

Omaha-Ponca Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Omaha-Ponca language, with comparison to words in other Siouan languages.

Omaha-Ponca Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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The Cegiha Language (Omaha and Ponka) * Omaha and Ponca Letters
     Collections of annotated Omaha-Ponca texts for sale online.
Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Omaha-Ponca and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Omaha-Ponca Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

     Excellent information on the Omaha-Ponca language presented by Siouan linguist John Koontz.
Omaha language classes keep culture alive
     Article on language preservation in the Omaha tribe.
Sioux Placenames:
     Chart of place names in Omaha-Ponca and Lakota-Dakota.
Hello Oklahoma: Ponca Tribe:
    Ponca language greeting, alphabet, and text.
Language Museum: Omaha-Ponca:
    Omaha language sample.
Omaha-Ponca Language
     Demographic information about Omaha-Ponca from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Omaha-Ponca Language Tree:
    Theories about Ponca and Omaha language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Omaha Language Structures:
    Omaha-Ponca linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Ponca Language:
Encyclopedia article on the Omaha-Ponca language.
La Lengua Omaha:
Information about the Omaha language in Spanish.
Omaha * Ponca * Omaha Indians * Ponca Indians:
Links pages.
  Ponca Tribe: * Omaha Tribe:
Ponca and Omaha Indian books.

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