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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
Wintu language samples and resources.

Wintu Culture and History
Information and links about the Wintu tribe past and present.

Wintu Legends
Introduction to Wintu mythology.



Wintu Language Resources

Our Online Wintu Materials

Wintu Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Nomlaki, Patwin, and Wintu languages, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.

Wintu Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

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.

Wintu Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources

Wintu Dictionary
     Comprehensive Wintu-English dictionary for sale online.
Wintu Grammar
     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

Wikipedia: Wintu:
Encyclopedia articles on the Wintu language.
Lengua Wintuan:
Information on the Wintu languages in Spanish.
Wintun:
Wintu links.



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