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Quechan/Yuma Indian Language

Quechan, usually known as Yuma, is a Hokan language of California, spoken by about 300 Quechan Indians there. Most Quechan speakers are elders, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.





Quechan Language
Quechan language samples and resources.

Quechan Culture and History
Information and links about the Quechan tribe past and present.

Quechan Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Quechans.

Quechan Legends
Introduction to Quechan mythology.



Quechan Language Resources

Our Online Quechan Language Materials

Quechan Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Quechan/Yuma language.

Quechan Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Spirit Mountain: An Anthology of Yuman Story and Song
     Collection of Yuman traditional songs and stories in Quechan and English for sale. With linguistic notes.
Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Quechan and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Quechan Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Quechan Indian Language * Quechan Grammar * Quechan Texts:
    Scanned-in Quechan language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Ethnologue: Quechan:
    Demographic information about the Quechan/Yuma language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Quechan:
    Profile of the Quechan language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Quechan Language Tree:
    Theories about Quechan's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Quechan Language Structures:
    Quechan linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Quechan Language:
Encyclopedia articles on Quechan.
Lengua Quechan * Lengua Yuma:
Information about the Yuma language in Spanish.
Quechan Tribe * Quechan:
Yuma/Quechan links pages.
Quechan Tribe:
Quechan/Yuma Indian books.



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