Native American languages            Native American cultures            What's new on our site today!

Pipil Language (Nawat)

Pipil is a Uto-Aztecan language of Central America, closely related to Nahuatl. Though there are more than 200,000 Pipil Indians in El Salvador and Honduras, their language was banned in the 1930's among much racial violence, and only a few dozen elders still speak Pipil today.

Sponsored Links

Our Online Pipil Materials

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

Pipil Language Resources

Nawat Language Program
     Pipil language lessons including audio files, a dictionary, and grammar.
Nahuat salvadoreño (pipil)
     Vocabulary and notes about the Pipil language. Page in Spanish.
Pipil Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of the Pipil language, with a sample text.
AILLA: Pipil:
    Archive of Pipil language recordings available for download.
Diccionario Pipil Nahuat:
    Online Spanish-Pipil glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Pipil
     Text of an international human rights document in Pipil.
Pipil Prayers:
    Pipil translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Pipil/Naawat Placenames
     Chart of indigenous Pipil place names in El Salvador.
House of Languages: Pipil:
    Information about Pipil language usage.
     Demographic information about the Pipil language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Pipil Language Tree:
    Theories about Pipil's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Pipil Language Structures:
    Pipil linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Wikipedia: Pipil * Nawat Grammar * Pipil Typological Overview:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Pipil language.
The Pipil Language of El Salvador
     Thorough linguistic description of the Pipil language for sale online. (Amazon affiliate link)

Sponsored Links

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Pipil:
Bibliography of Pipil language resources.
  Wikipedia: Pipils:
  Encyclopedia articles about the Pipil tribe.
  Lengua Pipil * Los Pipiles * Idioma Pipil:
  Information about the Pipiles and their language in Spanish.
  Pipil Language Resources:
  Pipil links pages.

Back to the list of American Indian tribes
Back to our Native American websites for kids

Indian crafts * Indian names * Indian tattoos * Indian jewelry

Would you like to sponsor our work on the Pipil language?

Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2020 * Contacts and FAQ page