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Northern Paiute Indian Language (Paviotso, Bannock)

Paiute--sometimes called Northern Paiute to distinguish it from Ute--is a Uto-Aztecan language of the Western Plateau. The language is spoken natively by more than 1000 Paiute Indians in Nevada, California, Oregon and Idaho and also by some Shoshone-Bannock people in Idaho.

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Paiute Indian Language
Paiute language samples and resources.

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

Bannock Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Bannock Indians, who were traditionally also Northern Paiute speakers.

Paiute Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of Paiute Indian people.

Paiute Indian Legends
Introduction to Paiute mythology.

Paiute Language Resources

Our Paiute Language Materials

Paiute Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Paiute language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Paiute Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Paiute words.
Paiute Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Northern Paiute language.
Paiute Body Parts:
     Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Paiute language.
Paiute Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Paiute language.
Paiute Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Paiute language.

Paiute Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Northern Paiute–Bannock Dictionary
     Northern Paiute language book for sale online.
Indian Dictionaries:
    Ute and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Paiute Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Agai Dicutta Yaduan
     Language preservation program of the Walker River Paiute tribe.
Paiute Indian Language * Paiute Phonology * Paiute Language Orthography:
    Scanned-in Northern Paiute (Paviotso) language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Language Museum: Paiute:
    Northern Paiute language sample.
Northern Paiute Names
     Oregon place names in the Northern Paiute language.
House of Languages: Northern Paiute:
    Information about Paiute language usage.
Ethnologue: Northern Paiute
     Demographic information about the Northern Paiute language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Northern Paiute:
    Profile of the Northern Paiute language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Northern Paiute Abenaki Language Tree * Bannock Language Tree:
    Theories about Northern Paiute's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Northern Paiute Language Structures:
    Paiute linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Plateau Shoshonean Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Mono and Paviatso.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Northern Paiute Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Paiute Indian language.
Lengua Paiute/Paviotso:
Information about the Northern Paiute language in Spanish.
Paiute * Northern Paiute * Bannock:
Paiute/Bannock links pages.
Paiute Tribe:
Paiute Indian books.

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