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Tataviam Language

Tataviam is a Uto-Aztecan language of Southern California. Language loss has been especially severe in California, where enslavement and violence against Indian peoples were not actively discouraged. The Tataviam language has not been spoken since the 1920's and few records remain of it, though it appears to have been most closely related to Gabrielino.

˜Tataviam Language Resources

Fernandeño Tataviam Language
     Short list of vocabulary from the Tataviam tribe.

˜Tataviam Culture and History Links

Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians
     Official homepage of the Tataviam Nation of Southern California.
Meet the Tataviam
     Article about the Tataviam Indians today.
     Article about the pre-history of the Tataviam tribe of Santa Clarita Valley.
Tataviam Indians: Early Newhall Residents
     Article on Tataviam history and culture.

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