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Wichita Indian Language (Witchita)

Wichita is a Caddoan language of the Southern Plains. Only a few native speakers remain, but some young people are trying to revive their ancestral language again.





Wichita Language
Wichita language samples and resources.

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

Wichita Legends
Introduction to Wichita mythology.

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



Wichita Language Resources

Our Online Wichita Language Materials

Wichita Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Wichita language, with comparison to words in other Caddoan languages.
Wichita Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Wichita words.
Wichita Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Wichita language.
Wichita Body Parts:
     Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Wichita language.
Wichita Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Wichita language.
Wichita Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Wichita language.

Wichita Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Caddoan Texts:
    A collection of legends and stories in Wichita and related languages, with English translation.
Native Indian Dictionaries:
    Wichita and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Wichita Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Wichita Language Class
     Information from the Wichita Tribe's language department, including audio files of spoken Wichita.
The Wichita Language Documentation Project
     Wichita language materials in PDF format. Multimedia Wichita dictionary under construction.
Wichita Indian Language Sketch:
    Scanned-in Wichita language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Wichita Language
     Wikipedia article including Wichita phonological information.
Wichita
     Information on Wichita language revival.
House of Languages: Wichita:
    Information about Wichita language usage.
Ethnologue: Wichita
     Demographic information on the Wichita language.
Wichita Language Tree * Waco Language Tree * Tawakoni Language Tree:
    Theories about Wichita's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wichita Language Structures:
    Wichita linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Wichita Language:
Encylopedia articles on the Wichita Indian language.
Lengua Wichita * Idioma Wichita:
Information about the Wichita language in Spanish.
Wichitas * The Wichita Indians:
Wichita links.
Wichita Tribe:
Wichita Indian books.



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