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Paipai Language (Akwa'ala)

Paipai is a Yuman language of northern Mexico, considered by some linguists to be a member of the larger Hokan language family.
There are around 200 Paipai speakers in Baja California today.

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Paipai Language Resources

Paipai Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Paipai language, with comparison to words in other Hokan languages.
Kuriut' Trab Pai Pai
     An untranslated Paipai text.
     Demographic information about Paipai from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Paipai Language Tree:
    Theories about Paipai's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
The Origin of Jealousy:
    Video of an indigenous folktale told in the Pai Pai language.

Paipai Culture and History Links

Notes on the Akwa'ala Indians of Lower California
     Anthropological article from 1928, with linguistic and religious information and several legends.
Paipai (Pajaspuypayem)
     Short article on the Paipai tribe.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Paipai:
Bibliography of Paipai language resources.
  Lengua Paipai * Los Paipai * Pueblo Paipai * Akwa'ala:
  Paipai information in Spanish and other languages.

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