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Wintu Indian Language (Wintun, Patwin)
Wintu is a Penutian language of California. Originally there were at least two other
dialects of this language, known as Nomlaki (or Nomalaki) and Patwin, but today only the Wintu dialect is still spoken, and by only a few elders.
Although the Wintu language is severely endangered, some young Wintu people are working to learn their ancestral tongue again.
Wintu language samples and resources.
Wintu Culture and History
Information and links about the Wintu tribe past and present.
Wintu Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of Wintu Indian people.
Introduction to Wintu mythology.
Our Online Wintu Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Nomlaki, Patwin, and Wintu languages, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.
Wintu Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Wintu language.
Wintu Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Linguistic Families of Northern California Pre-Contact California Tribal Territories:
Maps showing where in California the Wintu language is spoken.
The Wintu Language Project
Language program of the Winnemem Wintu tribe, dedicated to the revival of their endangered language.
Wintu Language Wintu Phonology Wintu Orthography Wintu Grammar Wintu Indian Legend:
Scanned-in Wintu language materials from the Rosetta Project.
California Indian Placenames:
California place names in Wintu, Pomo, and Karuk.
House of Languages: Wintu Nomlaki Patwin:
Information about Wintu language usage.
Demographic information about the Wintu language.
Nomlaki Patwin Wintu:
Profiles of the Wintu languages from the Berkeley Survey of California Indian Languages.
Wintu Language Tree Nomlaki Language Tree Patwin Language Tree:
Theories about Wintu's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wintu Language Structures Patwin Language Structures:
Wintu linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
Early 20th-century wordlists of Wintun and Patwin.
Wintu Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Comprehensive Wintu-English dictionary for sale online.
Wintu linguistics book for sale.
In My Own Words
Fascinating collection of legends, oral history, songs, and anecdotes from a Wintu elder, printed both in English and glossed Wintu.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Wintu language.
Information on the Wintu languages in Spanish.
Wintu Indian books.
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