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Tepehuan (Tepehuán, Tepehuano)

Tepehuan is a Uto-Aztecan language of northern Mexico, not to be confused with the Totonacan language Tepehua. Three dialects of the language, Northern Tepehuan, Southeastern Tepehuan, and Southwestern Tepehuan, are so different from each other that they are considered separate languages by many linguists. Taken together, the Tepehuan languages are spoken by about 25,000 people.

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Tepehuan Language Resources

Tepehuan Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Northern Tepehuan language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Constraint-Ranked Derivation
     Linguistics study of the Southeastern Tepehuan and Pichis Asheninca languages.
El Tepehuan
     Overview of the Tepehuano language including pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. Page in Spanish.
AILLA: Northern Tepehuan:
    Archive of Tepehuan language recordings available for download.
Lord's Prayer in Northern Tepehuano * Lord's Prayer in Southeast Tepehuano:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Tepehuan languages.
Bible Verses in Mexican Languages: Tepehuan del Norte:
    Northern Tepehuan translation of several Biblical passages.
Mexican Indian Placenames:
     Chart of Mexican place names in Tepehuan, Huichol, and Purepecha.
Mexican Language Map
     Map showing the location of indigenous language speakers in Mexico, including Tepehuan.
Northern Tepehuan * Southeastern Tepehuan * Southwestern Tepehuan * Tepecano:
     Demographic information about the three Tepehuan dialects from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Northern Tepewan Language Tree * South-Western Tepewan Language Tree * South-Eastern Tepewan Language Tree * Tepekano Language Tree:
    Theories about Tepehuan's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Northern Tepehuan Language Structures * Southern Tepehuan Language Structures * Tepecano Language Structures:
    Tepehuan linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
Tepejuan Festival at Trebol * Tepejuan Festival Part Two:
    Recordings of traditional music played at a ceremony hosted by the Tepejuan tribe.

Tepehuan Books For Sale Online
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A Reference Grammar of Southeastern Tepehuan
     Tepehuan linguistics book.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Lengua Tepehuano:
   Information about the Tepehuan language in Spanish.

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