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Timucua Indian Language (Timucuan)



Timucua is an extinct Amerindian language of Florida whose origins are uncertain. The language shows some similarities to the Arawakan languages, and linguist Julian Granberry has suggested the Timucua people may have migrated to Florida from an original Amazonian homeland. After being decimated by European disease and warfare between the Spanish and British, the surviving Timucua Indians were sent to Cuba, where their language rapidly disappeared. The last known Timucua Indian died in 1767, making the Timucuans (along with the Beothuk) one of only a few truly extinct American Indian tribes.



Timucua Language
Timucua language samples and resources.

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



Timucua Language Resources

Our Online Timucua Materials

Timucua Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Timucua language.
Timucua Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Timucua words.
Timucua Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Timucua language.
Timucua Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Timucua language.
Timucua Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Timucua language.
Timucua Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in Timucua.

Timucua Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Timucua Language Activity:
    Worksheet on plural and possessive forms in Timucua.
Timucua Language:
    Wikipedia article on Timucua including part of a catechism.
Timucua Language Tree:
    Theories about Timucua's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Timucua Language Structures:
    Timucua linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Timucua Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

A Grammar and Dictionary of the Timucua Language
     Collection of existing information about the Timucuan language, as well as Granberry's anthropological proposal
     about the migration of the Timucuas from South America.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Timucua:
Encyclopedia articles on the Timucua language.
Lengua Timucua:
Information on the Timucua language in Spanish.
Timucuan:
Timucua links.



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