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Yuki Indian Language

Yuki was a language isolate (a language unrelated to any other known living language) once spoken in northern California. Some linguists have suggested it might have been related to Wappo. Language loss has been especially severe in California, where enslavement and violence against Indian peoples were not actively discouraged, and today few records of the Yuki language remain.

Yuki Language Resources

Yuki Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Yuki language, with comparison to words in Wappo.
Yuki Indian Language * Yuki Phonetics * Yuki Phonology * Yuki Grammar * Yuki Text:
   
    Scanned-in Yuki language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Yuki
     Demographic information about Yuki from the Ethnologue of Languages.

Yuki Culture and History Links

Round Valley Indian Reservation
     History of the Round Valley Reservation, which the Yuki share with descendents of other California Indian tribes.
The Yuki:
     Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Yuki Indians.
Yuki Legends:
    Collection of Yuki Indian legends and folktales.
Excavation to Chronicle Yuki History
     Article about Yuki Indians working on an archaeological dig on their ancestral land.
Yuki Authors:
    Yuki writers, their lives and work.
Variations on Native Californian Themes:
    Guitar adaptations of traditional Yuki, Huchnom and other California Indian songs.
Four Directions Institute: Yuki Tribe
     Profile and historical timeline of the California tribe. Also with links.

Books For Sale On The Yukis

Ukomno'm: The Yuki Indians of Northern California
     Book on Yuki culture and history for sale online.



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