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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 samples and resources.
Related links about the Onondaga tribe past and present.
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of the Onondaga Indian tribe.
Our Online Onondaga Materials
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.
Worksheet showing color words in the Onondaga language.
Onondaga Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Ohwejagehka Hadeganage: Onondaga Language:
Audio files of a few Onondaga words being spoken.
Onondaga orthography and text example.
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.
Onondaga Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
Schoolcraft's Vocabulary of Onondaga:
Small Onondaga dictionary for sale (from 1845).
Comprehensive Onondaga dictionary for sale (modern and thorough but expensive).
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