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Shoshoni (Shoshone) Indian Language
Shoshone is a Uto-Aztecan language of the Western Plateau.
Like Cree and Ojibway,
Shoshone is spoken across such a broad geographical region that it forms a 'dialect chain'--speakers of
one Shoshone dialect can always understand the dialects of their neighbors, but not necessarily a more distant dialect.
Panamint Shoshone, or Koso, is considered a separate language by most linguists, because
other Shoshone speakers cannot easily understand it. Taken together there are more than a
thousand speakers of Shoshone dialects, which are still being learned by children today.
Shoshone Indian Language Shoshone language samples and resources.
Shoshone Tribe Culture and History Information and links about the Shoshone Indians past and present.
Shoshone Indian Legends Introduction to Shoshone mythology.
Our Shoshone Language Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Shoshoni language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Shoshone Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Shoshone words.
Shoshone Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Shoshone language.
Shoshone Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Shoshone language.
Worksheet showing color words in the Shoshone language.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Shoshone language.
Shoshone Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Shoshoni Language Homepage:
Shoshone vocabulary, grammar, and news.
Phonological inventory of the Shoshone language, with a sample text.
Language Museum: Shoshoni:
A story about sagebrush in the Shoshoni Indian language.
Demographic information about the Shoshone language.
Shoshone Language Tree:
Theories about Shoshoni's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Shoshone Language Structures:
Shoshone linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Shoshone Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language:
Shoshoni book and audiotape lessons for sale.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Shoshone Indian language.
Information about the Shoshone language in Spanish.
Shoshoni Indians Shoshones: Shoshoni Tribe:
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