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Quapaw Indian Language (Alkansea, Arkansas, Ogahpah, Kwapa)

Quapaw was a Siouan language of Arkansas, related to Osage. The last speakers died in the 1970's, but some young Quapaw people are working to learn their ancestral language again. The language has SOV word order.

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Quapaw Language
Quapaw language samples and resources.

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

Quapaw Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Quapaws, their language and culture.

Quapaw Language Resources

Our Online Quapaw Language Materials

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

Quapaw Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Native Languages of the Southeastern United States:
    Survey of Southeast Native American languages, including Quapaw.
Native American Indian Dictionaries:
    Quapaw and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials.

Quapaw Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Animals in the Quapaw Language
     The names of several birds in Quapaw.
Hello Oklahoma: Quapaw Tribe:
    Quapaw greeting and links.
Quapaw (Arkansas) Language
     Demographic information about Quapaw from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Quapaw Language Tree:
    Theories about Quapaw's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

La Lengua Quapaw:
Information about the Quapaw language in Spanish.
Quapaw * Quapaw Indians:
Links pages.
  Quapaw Tribe:
  Quapaw Indian books.

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