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Onondaga Indian Language

Onondaga is an Iroquoian language of the Northeast Woodlands. Only about fifty Onondaga elders still speak the language fluently, most in Canada; but on both sides of the border there are young people working to keep their ancestral language alive.





Onondaga Language
Onondaga language samples and resources.

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

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

Onondaga Legends
Introduction to Onondaga mythology.



Onondaga Language Resources

Our Online Onondaga Language Materials

Onondaga Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Onondaga language, with comparison to words in other Iroquoian languages.
Onondaga Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Onondaga words.
Onondaga Facts for Kids:
    Fact sheet on the Onondaga lifestyle in the past and today for kids and other students.
Onondaga Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Onondaga language.
Onondaga Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Onondaga language.
Onondaga Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Onondaga language.

Onondaga Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Schoolcraft's Vocabulary of Onondaga:
    Small Onondaga dictionary for sale (from 1845).
Onondaga-English/English-Onondaga Dictionary:
    Comprehensive Onondaga dictionary for sale (modern and thorough but expensive).
Native Language Dictionaries:
    Oneida and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Onondaga Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Ohwejagehka Hadeganage: Onondaga:
    Audio files of a few Onondaga words being spoken.
Onoda'gega:
    Onondaga orthography and text example.
Onondaga Language:
    Linguistic description of Onondaga from the Rosetta Project.
Onondaga Sound Archives:
    Recordings of spoken Onondaga, Wampanoag, and Highland Chontal, as well as native music from various tribes.
Onondaga Language Plaque:
    Canadian human rights tribute written in Onondaga.
Ethnologue: Onondaga:
    Demographic information about the Onondaga language.
Onondaga Language Tree:
    Theories about Onondaga's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Onondaga Language Structures:
    Onondaga linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

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



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