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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.
Fernandeño Tataviam Language
Short list of vocabulary from the Tataviam tribe.
Tataviam Language Tree:
Theories about Tataviam's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Survey of California Indian Languages: Tataviam:
Profile of the Tataviam language from the University of California at Berkeley.
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.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Information on the Gabrieleño and Fernandeño languages in Spanish.
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