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Maricopa Indian Language

Maricopa is a Yuman language of what is now Arizona, considered by some linguists to be a member of the larger Hokan language family. Today most Maricopa people live together with their Pima neighbors in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The language has been in decline, but some young Maricopas are working to keep their ancestral language alive.

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Maricopa Language
Maricopa language samples and resources.

Maricopa Nation Culture and History
Information and links about the Maricopa tribe past and present.

Maricopa Indians Fact Sheet
Our answers to common questions about the Maricopas.

Maricopa Legends
Introduction to Maricopa mythology.

Maricopa Language Resources

Our Online Maricopa Language Materials

Maricopa Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Maricopa language.
Maricopa Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Maricopa language.

Maricopa Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Maricopa Morphology and Syntax
     Maricopa language book for sale.
Native American Indian Dictionaries:
    Maricopa and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

Maricopa Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Salt River Language and Culture Program:
    Language department of the Salt River Indian Community, offering Pima and Maricopa classes and resources.
Maricopa Indian Language * Maricopa Phonology:
    Scanned-in Maricopa language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Ethnologue: Maricopa:
    Demographic information about the Maricopa language.
*Survey of California Indian Languages: Maricopa:
    Profile of the Maricopa language from the University of California at Berkeley.
Maricopa Language Tree:
    Theories about Maricopa's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Maricopa Language Structures:
    Maricopa linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Southwestern Indian Language Maps:
    Map showing Maricopa and other Native American language areas in Arizona.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Maricopa Language:
Encyclopedia articles on the Maricopa Indian language.
Lengua Maricopa<:
Information about the Maricopa language in Spanish.
The Maricopa Indians:
Maricopa links.
Maricopa Tribe:
Maricopa Indian books.

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