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Pima Bajo (O:b No'ok, Nevome)

Pima Bajo is a Uto-Aztecan language of Mexico, spoken today by a few hundred indigenous people in the mountains between Sonora and Chihuahua. There are two dialects of Pima Bajo, a Sonoran dialect and a Chihuahuan one. Some linguists consider these dialects distinct enough to be separate languages, but speakers of different dialects can understand each other fairly well.

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Our Online Pima Bajo Materials

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

Pima Bajo Language Resources

Tepiman Languages
     Overview of the Piman languages Tohono O'odham, Akimel O'odham, and O:b No'ok.
Prayers in Pima Bajo de Sonora * Language Museum: Pima Bajo de Chihuahua * Papagol Prayer:
    Translations of the Lord's Prayer and other Christian prayers into Pima Bajo.
Sonoran Placenames:
     Chart of Southwestern place names in Pima Bajo, Papago-Pima, and Seri.
Pima Bajo Language
     Demographic information about Pima Bajo from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Mountain Pima Language Tree:
    Theories about Pima Bajo's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Pima Bajo Language Structures:
    Pima Bajo linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Pima Bajo of Central Sonora * Topics in Nevome Syntax
     Linguistics books on the Pima Bajo language for sale online.
Pima bajo de Yepachi, Chihuahua
     Spanish-language book on Chihuahua Piman.

Pima Bajo Culture and History Links

Los Pimas de Sonora
     Article on the history and culture of the O'ob/Pima Bajo Indians. Page in Spanish.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

  Endangered Languages Project: O'ob:
Bibliography of O'ob/Lower Piman language resources.
  Wikipedia: Pima Bajo:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Pima Bajo language.
  Lengua Bajo Pima * Pimas Bajo y Opatas * Idioma Pima Bajo:
  Information about the Pima Bajos in Spanish.

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