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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.

˜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.
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.
     Demographic information about the Pipil language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
The Pipil Language of El Salvador
     Thorough linguistic description of the Pipil language for sale online.

˜Links, References, and Additional Information

Lengua Pipil * Pipil Sprache * Pipil * Pipili:
    Pomo information in Spanish and other languages.
Pipil Language Resources:
    Pipil links pages.

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