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Tepehuan (Tepehuán, Tepehuano)
Tepehuan is a Uto-Aztecan language of northern Mexico,
not to be confused with the Totonacan language Tepehua.
Three dialects of the language, Northern Tepehuan, Southeastern Tepehuan, and Southwestern Tepehuan, are so different from
each other that they are considered separate languages by many linguists. Taken together, the Tepehuan languages are spoken by about
Our list of vocabulary words in the Northern Tepehuan language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Linguistics study of the Southeastern Tepehuan and Pichis Asheninca languages.
Overview of the Tepehuano language including pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Page in Spanish.
Lord's Prayer in Northern Tepehuano Lord's Prayer in Southeast Tepehuano:
Translations of Christian prayers into the Tepehuan languages.
Bible Verses in Mexican Languages: Tepehuan del Norte:
Northern Tepehuan translation of several Biblical passages.
Mexican Indian Placenames:
Chart of Mexican place names in Tepehuan, Huichol, and Purepecha.
Mexican Language Map
Map showing the location of indigenous language speakers in Mexico, including Tepehuan.
Northern Tepehuan Southeastern Tepehuan Southwestern Tepehuan
Demographic information about the three Tepehuan dialects from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Northern Tepewan Language Tree South-Western Tepewan Language Tree South-Eastern Tepewan Language Tree Tepekano Language Tree:
Theories about Tepehuan's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Northern Tepehuan Language Structures Southern Tepehuan Language Structures Tepecano Language Structures:
Tepehuan linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
Tepejuan Festival at Trebol Tepejuan Festival Part Two:
Recordings of traditional music played at a ceremony hosted by the Tepejuan tribe.
A Reference Grammar of Southeastern Tepehuan
Tepehuan linguistics book.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Information about the Tepehuan language in Spanish.
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