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Stoney Indian Language (Nakoda)

Stoney (known to its own speakers as Nakoda or Nakota) is a Siouan language of the Northern Plains. A second language, Assiniboine, is also known as Nakota and is closely related to Stoney, but people speaking the languages cannot understand each other well, so despite their similarities, most linguists consider them separate languages, like French and Spanish.

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Stoney Language
Stoney language samples and resources.

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

Stoney Language Resources

Our Online Stoney Materials

Stoney Vocabulary:
    Our list of vocabulary words in the Stoney language, with comparison to words in other Sioux languages.
Stoney Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Stoney words.
Stoney Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in Stoney/Nakoda.
Stoney Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in Stoney.

Stoney Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Stoney Language
     An overview of the Stoney language from the Alexis Nakota First Nation, with PDF files of language learning materials.
Nakoda (Stoney)
     Nakoda orthography and text example.
Stoney Indian Language Project
     Information on ongoing Nakoda language revitalization programs.
Aboriginal Place Names of Alberta
    List of Blackfoot, Stoney, Cree, Slavey, and Sarcee placenames in southern Alberta, with their English translations.
Ethnologue: Stoney:
    Demographic information about the Stoney language.
Stoney Language Tree:
    Theories about Stoney's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Stoney Language Structures:
    Stoney linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Northern Assiniboin Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Stoney/Assiniboine.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Lengua Stoney:
Information on the Stoney language in Spanish.
Stoney Language:
Stoney links.
Stoney Tribe:
Stoney Indian books.

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