Native American languages
Native American cultures
What's new on our site today!
Hupa (Hoopa) Language
Hupa is an endangered Athabaskan language of California.
A second language, Chilula-Whilkut, is no longer spoken but is considered by most linguists to have been a dialect of Hupa.
Only a few elders are still fluent in the Hupa language, but some young people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.
Hupa Native American Language
Hupa language samples and resources.
Hupa Native Americans Culture and History
Information and links about the Hupa Indians past and present.
Hupa Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of Hupa Indian people.
Introduction to Hupa mythology.
Our Online Language Materials
List of vocabulary words in the Hupa language, with comparison to words in other Athabaskan languages.
Hupa Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Hupa language.
Hupa Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Homepage of the Hoopa Valley Tribe's language department.
Hupa alphabet, numbers and vocabulary.
Scanned-in Hupa language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Athapaskan Placenames of California:
Chart of place names in Hupa, Kato, and Wailaki-Sinkyone.
Survey of California Indian Languages: Hupa:
Profile of the Hupa language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Hupa Language Tree:
Theories about Hupa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Hupa Language Structures:
Hupa linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Hupa Language Preservation and Usage
Revitalization of the Hupa language:
Article on the challenges faced by the Hupa tribe as they work to revive their language.
Rescuing Languages From Extinction :
Article about Hupa, Yurok, and Karok language revival classes at the Hoopa Valley High School.
House of Languages: Hupa-Chilula-Whilkut:
Information about Hupa language usage.
Demographic information about the Hupa language.
Hupa Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
The Phonology Of The Hupa Language:
Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links
Linguistics text about the sounds of the Hupa Indian language.
California Indian Languages:
Comprehensive book about the languages of the Hoopa Indians and other California tribes.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
Hupa and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Encyclopedia articles on the Hupa language.
Information about the Hupa language in Spanish.
Hupa Indian books.
Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2020 Contacts and FAQ page
Back to the Native American Tribe index
Back to our Indian Facts for kids
Native American art
Would you like to sponsor our work on the Hupa language?