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Ofo (Ofogoula, Ofoe)
Ofo was a Siouan language once spoken in what is now Arkansas and Mississippi.
Little is known about the Ofo tribe today. They were allies of the
Tunicas; but there was a falling-out among the three tribes over
fighting with the French, and the Ofos were evidently absorbed into the Tunica tribe in the mid-1700's. Unusually, the Ofo language survived
among the Tunicas till the beginning of the 20th century, but both languages are extinct today.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Ofo language, with comparison to words in other Siouan languages.
Ofo Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Ofo words.
Ofo Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Ofo Indian language.
Ofo Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in Ofo.
Worksheet showing color words in Ofo.
Worksheet showing how to count in Ofo.
Ofo Language Resources
Dictionary Of The Biloxi And Ofo Languages:
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Ofo dictionary for sale.
Demographic information about the Ofo language.
Ofo Language Tree:
Theories about Ofo's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
Official website of the Tunica tribe, among whom the Ofo descendants live today..
Mississippi Indian Maps:
Tribal map showing the original territory of the Ofo Indians and their neighbors.
The Last of the Ofos
Historical fiction about the last speaker of the Ofo language, by an Oklahoma Indian author.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Information about the Ofo language in Spanish.
Four Directions: Ofo:
Ofo links pages.
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