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Oneida Indian Language

Oneida is an Iroquoian language of the Northeast Woodlands. Today the Oneida language is spoken by about 200 people in southern Ontario, New York state, and part of Wisconsin. Most Oneida speakers are elders, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.





Oneida Language
Oneida language samples and resources.

Oneida Culture and History
Related links about the Oneida tribe past and present.

Oneida Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of the Oneida Indian tribe.

Oneida Legends
Introduction to Oneida mythology.



Oneida Language Resources

Our Online Oneida Language Materials

Oneida Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Oneida language, with comparison to words in other Iroquoian languages.
Oneida Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Oneida words.
Oneida Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Oneida language.
Oneida Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Oneida language.
Oneida Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Oneida language.

Oneida Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Schoolcraft's Vocabulary of Oneida:
    Small Oneida dictionary for sale (from 1845).
Oneida-English/English-Oneida Dictionary:
    Comprehensive Oneida dictionary for sale (modern and thorough but expensive).
The Oneida Creation Story:
    Traditional Iroquois mythology as told in the Oneida language, with English translation and commentary.
The Oneida Indian Journey:
    History of the Oneida tribe's forced migration from New York to Wisconsin.
Native Language Dictionaries:
    Oneida and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Oneida Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Oneida Language Project:
    Soundfiles of spoken Oneida from the Oneida Nation.
Oneida Nation Cultural Heritage:
    Online Oneida language lessons and information about tribal language revival programs.
Oneida Language and Culture:
    Pictures, vocabulary and links from the Oneida Community Library System.
Oneida Writing System * Onyota'a:ka:
    Oneida orthography and text example.
Oneida Linguistic Description:
    Scanned-in Oneida language texts from the Rosetta Project.
Ethnologue: Oneida:
    Demographic information about the Oneida language.
Oneida Language Tree:
    Theories about Oneida's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Oneida Language Structures:
    Oneida linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Oneida:
   Information about the Oneida language in Spanish.
  Oneida Tribe:
  Oneida Indian books.



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