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Tunica Indian Language

Tunica was a Gulf language spoken in what is now Louisiana. The Tunicas have shared a reservation with the Biloxi since the early 1800's; though the two tribes were friends and allies, their languages were entirely unrelated, and being unable to communicate effectively in their native languages, both tribes shifted to French. The Tunica language, like other Gulf languages, has not been spoken for generations.

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Tunica Language
Tunica language samples and resources.

Tunica Nation Culture and History
Information and links about the Tunica tribe past and present.

Tunica Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Tunicas.

Tunica Language Resources

Our Tunica Language Materials

Tunica Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Tunica language, with comparison to words in other Gulf languages.
Tunica Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Tunica language.

Tunica Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Tunica Indian Language * Tunica Language * Tunica Phonology * Tunica Grammar * Tunica Text:
    Scanned-in Tunica language materials from the Rosetta Project.
A Structural and Lexical Comparison of the Tunica, Chitimacha & Atakapa Languages:
     Book of comparative Gulf vocabulary and grammar for sale.
Ethnologue: Tunica:
    Demographic information about the Tunica language.
Tunica Language Tree:
    Theories about Tunica's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tunica Language Structures:
    Tunica linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Tunica Language:
Encylopedia articles on the Tunica Indian language.
Lengua Tunica:
Information about the Tunica language in Spanish.
Tunica Tribe:
Tunica Indian books.

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