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Yaqui Indian Language (Yoeme)

Yaqui is a Uto-Aztecan language of the Sonoran desert. About 350 Yaqui speakers remain in Arizona and more than 15,000 in neighboring Mexico.

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Yaqui Language
Yaqui language samples and resources.

Yaqui Culture and History
Related links about the Yaqui tribe past and present.

Yaqui Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of the Yaqui Indian tribe.

Yaqui Legends
Introduction to Yaqui mythology.

Yaqui Language Resources

Our Online Yaqui Language Materials

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

Yaqui Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Sonoran Yaqui Language Structures:
    Yaqui language book for sale.
American Indian Dictionaries:
    Yaqui and other Native American dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Yaqui Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Meso-American Native Languages
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where the Yaqui language is spoken.
Arizona Yaqui Phonology * Yaqui Indian Texts * Yaqui Story:
    Scanned-in Yaqui language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Yaqui Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of the Yaqui language, with a sample text.
Hiaki Language Development Department:
    Language and culture information from the Pascua Yaqui tribe.
Yaqui Alphabet:
    Yaqui pronunciation guide.
Bible Verses in Mexican Languages: Yaqui:
    Yoeme translation of several Biblical passages.
Yaqui Indian Prayers * Lord's Prayer in San Jose Yaqui * Language Museum: Arizona Yaqui:
    Translations of Christian prayers into Yaqui.
Ethnologue: Yaqui:
    Demographic information about the Yaqui language.
Yaki Language Tree:
    Theories about Yaqui's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Yaqui Language Structures:
    Yaqui linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

  Endangered Languages Project: Yaqui:
Bibliography of Yaqui language resources.
   Lengua Yaqui:
   Information about the Yaqui language in Spanish.
Yaqui/Yoeme Resources:
    Yaqui links pages.
Lengua Cahita:
    Information on the Mayo and Yaqui languages in Spanish.

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