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Iowa-Otoe-Missouri Language (Chiwere)

Chiwere is a Siouan language of the Great Plains. It has three dialects, spoken by the Ioway, Otoe, and Missouria tribes, but only the Ioway dialect has native speakers still living today.





˜Chiwere Language
Ioway-Otoe-Missouri language samples and resources.

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

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

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

˜Otoe Indian Legends
Introduction to Otoe mythology.

˜Ioway Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Ioways, their language and culture.

˜Otoe Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Otoes, their language and culture.

˜Missouri Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Missouris, their language and culture.



Chiwere Language Resources

Our Online Chiwere Language Materials

Chiwere Vocabulary (Otoe):
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Otoe language, with comparison to words in other Siouan languages.

Ioway-Otoe Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Lost Nation: The Ioway:
    This documentary about Ioway tribal history, produced in conjunction with both Ioway tribes, has a
    full soundtrack of one of the remaining fluent elders speaking in the Báxoje/Ioway language.
American Indian Dictionaries:
    Chiwere and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Chiwere Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Ioway-Otoe Language
     Iowa language materials including vocabulary, language lessons and texts.
On the Ioway, Otoe-Missouria Language
     Texts in the Chiwere language including stories, songs, names, and PDF dictionary files.
Hello Oklahoma: Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Tribes:
    Ioway language greeting, alphabet, and links.
Ioway-Otoe-Missouria Language Publications
     A thorough bibliography on the three dialects of the Chiwere language.
Ethnologue: Iowa-Oto:
     Demographic information about the Ioway-Otoe language.
Chiwere Language Tree * Ioway Language Tree * Otoe Language Tree * Missouria Language Tree:
    Theories about Ioway-Otoe's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Oto Language Structures:
    Ioway-Otoe linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Wikipedia: Chiwere:
  Encyclopedia article on the Chiwere language.
  La Lengua Oto:
  Information about the Otoe language in Spanish.
  Ioway-Otoe-Missouri Language:
  Chiwere links pages.
  Montagnais Tribe:
  Montagnais Indian books.
  Missouri Tribe: * Ioway Tribe: * Otoe Tribe:
  Missouri, Ioway, and Otoe Indian books.



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