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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.

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.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

  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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