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Cahuilla Indian Language (Iviatim)

Cahuilla, or Iviatim, is a Uto-Aztecan language of Southern California. Only a handful of elders still speak the Cahuilla language, though some young Cahuilla people are working to keep their ancestral tongue alive.

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Cahuilla Indian Language
Cahuilla language samples and resources.

Cahuilla Tribe Culture and History
Information and links about the Cahuilla Indians past and present.

Cahuilla Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Cahuillas.

Cahuilla Legends
Introduction to the mythology of the Cahuillas.

Cahuilla Language Resources

Our Cahuilla Language Materials

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

Cahuilla Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Cahuilla Dictionary:
    Dictionary of the Cahuilla language for sale online.
I'Isniyatam (Designs): A Cahuilla word book:
    Cahuilla language book for sale.
Chem'ivillu' (Let's Speak Cahuilla):
    Cahuilla language learning lessons.
Native American Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Cahuilla and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Cahuilla Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Cahuilla Language: * Cahuilla Description * Cahuilla Grammar * Cahuilla Orthography * Cahuilla Text * Cahuilla Story:
    Scanned-in Cahuilla language materials from the Rosetta Project.
House of Languages: Cahuilla Tribe
     Information about Cahuilla language usage.
Ethnologue: Cahuilla:
    Demographic information about the Cahuilla language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Cahuilla:
    Profile of the Cahuilla language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Wikipedia: Cahuilla:
    Encyclopedia article on the Cahuilla language.
Cahuilla Language Tree:
    Theories about Cahuilla's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Cahuilla Language Structures:
    Cahuilla linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
*Southern Shoshonean Vocabulary:
    Early 20th-century wordlists of Cahuilla, Luiseno and Cupeno.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Cahuilla:
   Information about the Cahuilla Indians and their language in Spanish.
  Cahuilla Tribe:
  Cahuilla Indian books.

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