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Wasco-Wishram Indian Language (Upper Chinook, Kiksht, Clackamas)
Wasco-Wishram is a Chinookan language, considered by most linguists to be part of the Penutian
family of languages. It is spoken fluently today by only a handful of Wasco and Wishram elders, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral
˜ Wasco-Wishram Language Wasco-Wishram language samples and resources.
˜ Wasco Culture and History Information and links about the Wasco tribe past and present.
˜ Wishram Culture and History Information and links about the Wishram tribe past and present.
˜ Wasco Legends Introduction to Wasco mythology.
˜ Wishram Legends Introduction to Wishram mythology.
Our Online Wasco-Wishram Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Wasco-Wishram language, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.
Wasco-Wishram Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
: Wishram Texts
Online version of Edward Sapir's collection of traditional Wishram stories, with English translation.
Languages of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation
Audio files of the spoken Kiksht and Tenino languages.
Chart of place names in Chinook and Wasco-Wishram.
Demographic information about Wasco-Wishram from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Information on Wasco-Wishram and other Chinookan languages in Spanish.
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