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Otomi Indian Language (Hnahnu)

Otomi is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico. Actually, depending on the linguist doing the counting, there are somewhere between five and twelve different Otomi languages, each of which is difficult for speakers of the others to understand. (The difference of opinion on the number comes about because some of the languages are considered to be dialects of one of the others by some people, and considered to be distinct Otomi languages by others). Taken together there are around 250,000 speakers of Otomi languages in Mexico today. They are tone languages and have primarily VOS word order.

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Otomi Language Resources

Our Online Otomi Materials

Otomi Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Otomi language.
Otomi Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Otomi language.

Otomi Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Meso-American Native Languages
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where the Otomi language is spoken.
Mezquital Otomi Language: * Otomi Grammar * Otomi Phonology:
    Otomi Orthography * Mezquital Otomi Glossed Text * Otomi Bible Translation:
    Scanned-in Otomi language materials from the Rosetta Project.
    Words and sentences in the Otomi language.
Otomi Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of the Otomi language, with a sample text.
Hnahnu Placenames:
     Chart of place names in Otomi and Matlatzinka.
UDHR: Ñahñú (Otomí) :
     The Universal Declaration of Human Rights translated into the Otomi language.
Eastern Otomi Prayer * Mezquital Otomi Prayer * Tenango Otomi Prayer * Texcatepec Otomi Prayer:
    Western Otomi Prayer * Language Museum: Mexican Otomi:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Otomi language.
Eastern Highland Otomi * Estado de Mexico Otomi * Ixtenco Otomi * Mezquital Otomi:
    Queretaro Otomi * Temoaya Otomi * Tenango Otomi * Texcatepec Otomi * Tilapa Otomi:
    Demographic information about the Otomi languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Otomian Language Tree:
    Theories about Otomi's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Ixtenco Otomi Language Structures * Mezquital Otomi Language Structures * Sierra Otomi Language Structures:
    Otomi linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Ixtenco Otomi * Tilapa Otomi * Mezquital Otomi:
Bibliography of Otomi language resources from the Endangered Languages Project..
   Otomies * Otomi People * Otomi Language:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Otomis.
   Lengua Otomi:
    Information on the Otomi language in Spanish.
Otomi Authors:
    Profiles of Otomi writers, their lives and work.

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