Native American Indian cultures
What's new on our site today!
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.
Our Online Otomi Materials
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
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.
Phonological inventory of the Otomi language, with a sample text.
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.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Otomies Otomi People Otomi Language:
Encyclopedia articles about the Otomis.
Information on the Otomi language in Spanish.
Profiles of Otomi writers, their lives and work.
Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2015 Contacts and FAQ page
Back to the list of Nattive American Indian nations
Back to our Native American Indians website for kids
American Indian tattoos
Would you like to sponsor our work on the Otomi language?