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Pipil Language (Nawat)
Pipil is a Uto-Aztecan language of Central America,
closely related to Nahuatl. Though there are more than
200,000 Pipil Indians in El Salvador and Honduras, their language was banned in the 1930's among much racial violence,
and only a few dozen elders still speak Pipil today.
Our list of vocabulary words in the Pipil language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Pipil Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Pipil words.
Pipil Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Pipil/Nawat language.
Pipil Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Pipil/Nawat language.
Worksheet showing color words in the Pipil/Nawat language.
Nawat Language Program
Pipil language lessons including audio files, a dictionary, and grammar.
Nahuat salvadoreño (pipil)
Vocabulary and notes about the Pipil language. Page in Spanish.
Phonological inventory of the Pipil language, with a sample text.
Archive of Pipil language recordings available for download.
Diccionario Pipil Nahuat:
Online Spanish-Pipil glossary, with some audio clips of spoken words.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Pipil
Text of an international human rights document in Pipil.
Pipil translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Chart of indigenous Pipil place names in El Salvador.
House of Languages: Pipil:
Information about Pipil language usage.
Demographic information about the Pipil language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Pipil Language Tree:
Theories about Pipil's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Pipil Language Structures:
Pipil linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Wikipedia: Pipil Nawat Grammar Pipil Typological Overview:
Encyclopedia articles about the Pipil language.
The Pipil Language of El Salvador
Thorough linguistic description of the Pipil language for sale online. (Amazon affiliate link)
Links, References, and Additional Information
Encyclopedia articles about the Pipil tribe.
Lengua Pipil Los Pipiles Idioma Pipil:
Information about the Pipiles and their language in Spanish.
Pipil Language Resources:
Pipil links pages.
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