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Molale is considered by many linguists to have
been part of the Penutian family of languages, possibly related to
Klamath. Though there are still some descendents of the
Molale people at Grande Ronde, where they and many other Oregon tribes were forced
to relocate in the 1800's, the last speaker of the Molale language died in the 1950's.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Molala language, with comparison to words in other Penutian languages.
Demographic information about Molale from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Molala Language Tree:
Theories about Molalla's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Molala Language Structures:
Molala linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Early 20th-century wordlists of Molala and Nez Perce.
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Official homepage of the intertribal reservation where the Molalla, along with other Oregon tribes, were relocated.
First People of Clackamas County: The Molallas
History of the Molalla people written by a Grand Ronde tribal member.
Collection of Molale mythology and traditional stories.
Brief article on the Molalas from the University of Oregon.
Four Directions: Molala:
Timeline and links about Molala history.
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest:
Book on the history of the Northwest Coast tribes, including a section on the Molala.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Information about the Molalla language in Spanish.
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