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Maidu Indian Language (Maidun, Nisenan, Konkow)
Maidu is a Penutian language of California. Actually there are at least three Maiduan
languages, Maidu, Nisenan, and Konkow, which are generally considered distinct by linguists, but since each is spoken by only a few elders now,
they are often considered together. Although the Maidu languages are seriously endangered, some young Maidu people are working to learn their
ancestral tongue again.
Maidu language samples and resources.
Maidu Culture and History
Information and links about the Maidu tribe past and present.
Maidu Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of Maidu Indian people.
Introduction to Maidu mythology.
Our Online Maidu Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Maidu, Konkow and Nisenan languages, with comparison to other Penutian languages.
Nisenan/Maidu Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Nisenan language.
Maidu Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Northeast Maidu Language
Scanned-in excerpts from a collection of Maidu texts.
The Maidu Indians: Keepers of a Lost Language
Article on Maidu language revival efforts.
Maidu Konkow Nisenan:
Information about Maidu language usage from the House of Languages.
Northeast Maidu: Northwest Maidu (Konkow) Valley Maidu Nisenan (Southern Maidu):
Demographic information about the Maidu language and its dialects from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Konkow Maidu Nisenan:
Profiles of the Maidu languages from the Berkeley Survey of California Indian Languages.
Mountain Maidu Language Tree Valley Maidu Language Tree Nisenan Language Tree Konkow Language Tree:
Chico Language Tree:
Theories about Maidu's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Northeast Maidu Language Structures Konkow Language Structures Nisenan Language Structures:
Maidu linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
Early 20th-century wordlists of Valley and Hill Maidu.
Maidu Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Several traditional stories in the original Nisenan (Southern Maidu) language, with glossary and a grammatical overview.
Collection of several stories in the Maidu and Nisenan languages.
Native American Language Dictionaries:
Maidu and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles on the Maidu languages.
Lenguas Maiduan Idioma Maidu:
Information about the Maidu language in Spanish.
Maidu Indian books.
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