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Seneca Indian Language

Seneca is an Iroquoian language of the Northeast Woodlands, spoken by about 100 people in New York State. Most Seneca speakers are elders, but some young Senecas are working to keep their ancestral language alive.





Seneca Language
Seneca language samples and resources.

Seneca Culture and History
Related links about the Seneca tribe past and present.

Seneca Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of the Seneca Indian tribe.

Seneca Legends
Introduction to Seneca mythology.



Seneca Language Resources

Our Online Seneca Language Materials

Seneca Vocabulary:
    List of vocabulary words in the Seneca language, with comparison to words in other Iroquoian languages.
Seneca Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Seneca words.
Seneca Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Seneca language.
Seneca Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Seneca language.

Seneca Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

A Vocabulary of Seneca:
    Seneca dictionary for sale.
Native Dictionaries:
    Seneca and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Seneca Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Seneca Language:
    English-Seneca glossary with soundfiles.
West Virginia Mingo:
    Grammar, vocabulary, humor and some soundfiles. Mingo is a dialect of the Seneca language
    spoken by an Iroquoian tribe that broke away from the Six Nations.
Onödowága:
    Seneca orthography and text example.
Seneca Indian Language:
    Scanned-in Seneca language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Language Museum: Seneca:
    A traditional legend in the Seneca Indian language.
Seneca Prayers:
    Seneca translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Ethnologue: Seneca:
    Demographic information about the Seneca language.
Seneca Language Tree:
    Theories about Seneca's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Seneca Language Structures:
    Seneca linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Seneca:
   Information about the Seneca language in Spanish.
  Seneca Tribe:
  Seneca Indian books.



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