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Tonkawa Indian Language

Tonkawa is a language isolate (a language unrelated to any other known language). Unfortunately, the Tonkawa language has not been spoken since the 1930's. The surviving Tonkawa people speak only English, although some words of the old language are still used for cultural purposes.





Tonkawa Language
Tonkawa language samples and resources.

Tonkawa Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Tonkawa Indians past and present.

Tonkawa Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to frequently asked questions about the Tonkawas, their language and culture.

Tonkawa Legends
Introduction to Tonkawa Indian mythology.



Tonkawa Language Resources

Our Online Tonkawa Language Materials

Tonkawa Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Tonkawa language, with comparison to words in other Amerindian languages.
Tonkawa Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Tonkawa words.
Tonkawa Animal Words:
    Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Tonkawa language.
Tonkawa Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Tonkawa language.
Tonkawa Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in Tonkawa.

Tonkawa Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Tonkawa Texts:
    Collection of legends and stories in the Tonkawa language.
Native American-English Dictionaries:
    Tonkawa and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials.

Tonkawa Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Tonkawa Indian Language * Tonkawa Phonology * Tonkawa Grammar * Tonkawa Text:
    Scanned-in Tonkawa language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Tonkawa Tribal Language
     Short list of Tonkawa words, with a pronunciation guide.
Ethnologue: Tonkawa:
    Demographic information about the Tonkawa language.
Tonkawa Language Tree:
    Theories about Tonkawa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tonkawa Language Structures:
    Tonkawa linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wikipedia: Tonkawa:
Encyclopedia article on the Tonkawa language.
La Lengua Tonkawa:
Information about the Tonkawa language in Spanish.
Tonkawa * Tonkawa Indians:
Links pages.
Tonkawa Tribe:
Tonkawa Indian books.



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