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Salinan Indian Language
The Salinan language is considered by some linguists to be part of the Hokan family
of languages, possibly related most closely to Chumash.
Unfortunately, language loss has been particularly severe in California (where Indian slavery was practiced until late in the 19th century),
and the Salinan language has not been spoken since the 1950's, leaving few records behind.
Salinan language samples and resources.
Salinan Culture and History
Information and links about the Salinan tribe past and present.
Introduction to Salinan mythology.
Our Online Salinan Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Salinan language, with comparison to words in other Hokan languages.
Salinan Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Demographic information about Salinan from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Salinan Language Tree:
Theories about Salinan's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Salinan Language Structures:
Salinan linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Survey of California Indian Languages: Salinan:
Profile of the Salinan language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Languages of the Coast of California
Language map showing the distribution of Yokuts, Salinan, Chumash, and other western California languages.
The Language of the Salinan Indians
Salinan linguistics book for sale online.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Article about the Salinan language in Spanish.
Salinan Indian books.
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