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Ute Indian Language (Southern Paiute)

Southern Paiute is a Uto-Aztecan language of the Western Plateau. It is spoken natively by more than 1500 people in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona.

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Ute Language
Ute language samples and resources.

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

Ute Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Utes.

Ute Legends
Introduction to Ute mythology.

Ute Language Resources

Our Online Ute Language Materials

Southern Paiute Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Ute language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.

Ute Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Southern Paiute and Ute
     Edward Sapir's thorough linguistic survey of the Ute language.
Southern Paiutes: Legends, Lore, Language and Lineage
     This book of Ute history and folklore also includes a small Ute dictionary.
Indian Dictionaries:
    Ute and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Ute Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Ute Language in Danger of Withering Away
     Article on language preservation programs in the Ute tribe.
AILLA: Southern Paiute:
    Archive of Ute language recordings available for download.
Written Ute English
     An interesting essay on the non-Western use of English by Ute Indian children.
Southern Paiute Placenames:
     Chart of Southwestern place names in Ute.
Ethnologue: Ute-Southern Paiute:
    Demographic information about the Ute language.
Ute Language Tree * Southern Paiute Language Tree:
    Theories about Abenaki's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Ute Language Structures * Southern Paiute Language Structures:
    Ute linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Ute Language:
Encylopedia articles on the Ute Indian language.
Lengua Ute * Idioma Paiute Meridional:
Information about the Ute language in Spanish.
Utes * The Ute Indians:
Ute links.
Ute Tribe:
Ute Indian books.

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