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Serrano Indian Language

Serrano is a Uto-Aztecan language of Southern California.
Sadly, the last fluent speaker of Serrano has passed on, but there are younger Serrano people who still know some of their ancestral tongue.

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Serrano Language Resources

Serrano Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Serrano language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Saving the Serrano tongue * Trying to Save the Serrano Language
     Articles about Serrano language revival.
Serrano Prayers:
    Serrano translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Ethnologue: Serrano:
    Demographic information about the Serrano language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Serrano:
    Profile of the Serrano language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Serrano Language Tree:
    Theories about Serrano's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Serrano Language Structures:
    Serrano linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Serrano Culture and History Links

Serrano Indian Tribe
     Some history of the Serrano Indians.
The Serrano Indians
     Serrano history and culture.
Serrano Legends:
    Collection of Serrano Indian legends and folktales.
Serrano Authors:
    Serrano writers, their lives and work.
Serrano Indian People
     Profile and historical timeline of the California tribe.

Books for sale on the Serranos

Serrano Songs and Stories
     Book of Serrano folklore and traditional songs for sale.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Serrano:
   Information about the Serrano language in Spanish.

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