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  • Resource Database / Languages & Linguistics / Indigenous Languages

    Resources: 28 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    Aboriginal Languages of Australia
      Aotearoa-New Zealand
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages There are more than 200 Australian Indigenous languages, most of which have been destroyed; all the others are endangered. This site has annotated links to 140 resources for nearly 40 of these languages. About 30% of these resources are produced by Indigenous people.
    More sites on www.dnathan.com
    Australian Aboriginal Languages
      Pacific - South
    Aymara Uta
    Introduction to the language, culture and history of the Aymara People. In Spanish and English
    B.N.O. Walker's Wyandot Vocabulary
    A short list of phonetic transcriptions, supplied by CA Buser Walker.
    More sites on www.wyandot.org
      Caribbean Islands
    indigenous languages of the caribbean
    Cös'a l'è a Padania - Che cos'è la Padania
      Europe & Russia
    A short overview of the Padanian language, spoken in southern Europe.
    More sites on www.geocities.com
    Dum Baal-dum
    Tsimshian US - Alaska
    Dum Baal-dum (We Will Try)is designed to give those interested in the Tsimshian Language, Shim-al-gyack, an opportunity to help preserve their culture. The teaching method is designed to be used with any language and with any mixed age group with no pressure. Sha-aam-dza waan
    El Quichua de Santiago del Estero
    Quechua America - South
    A grammar of Santiago del Estero Quechua Language. Author: Jorge Alderetes (Tucuman, Argentina). In spanish.
      Europe & Russia
    Eurolang® is a specialist niche news agency covering topics related to lesser-used languages, linguistic diversity, stateless nations and national minorities within the European Union.
    Indigenous Languages
      America - South
    This site offers 11,000 words from 314 different Native American languages alive and extinct. All words are translated into Portuguese, Spanish and English.
    More sites on geocities.com
    Ipheji labakhuluma isiZulu
    This site is in Zulu.
    More sites on www.geocities.com
    Juanas pag
    Q'anjob'al America - Central
    Learn the Mayan language Q'anjob'al, spoken in the north-west of Guatemala. Web site in english, spanish, swedish and q'anjob'al!
    Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust
    Maori Aotearoa-New Zealand
    Kia ora koutou. Kia Ata Mai Educational Trust provides Maori Language resources and research. Come and have a look.
    Learn Maori Language
    Maori Aotearoa-New Zealand
    Study the basics of the Mâori Language, through online video movie lessons. Learn to korero or speak Te Reo Mâori and get links to Mâori Language resources and organisations to help you
    Lenguas Indígenas de la Amazonía (LINDA)
      America - South
    Página interactiva de la Red de Lenguas Indígenas de la Amazonía, cuya coordinación asume hoy Abya-Yala, como instrumento para reunir, conectar y difundir información.
    More sites on www.abyayala.org
    Linguasphere - classifying the world's languages, dialects and speech communities
    The Linguasphere Observatory is a research network devoted to the classification of the world's languages and dialects, the study and promotion of multilingualism and the exploration of our global linguistic environment
    LSA/CELP Endangered Language Database
      US - Southwest
    The Linguistic Society of America's Committee on Endangered Languages and Their Preservation database includes information from one hundred and nine (109) language researchers reporting on 151 languages/dialects.
    Maori Bibliography
    Maori Aotearoa-New Zealand
    More sites on www2.waikato.ac.nz
    Maori Language Information
    Maori Aotearoa-New Zealand
    Contains Information on the Maori language of New Zealand.
    Mi'kmaw Canada - Eastern
    Mi'kmawi'simk is a French/Mi'kmaw web site asking help from anayone that can help complete the lexicon by suggesting mi'kmaw words or expressions. Canadian laws regarding natives, Mi'kmaw history since occupation by european, lots of links.
    Ojibwe Language Resources
    Anishinaabe Canada - Northern
    Originally developed Ojibwe language resources, including teaching aids and CD Rom available. Dynamic and experienced Native staff provide services, training, and program delivery in-community or on-campus that is culturally relevant
    More sites on www.saultc.on.ca
    Preserving Taiwan's Indigenous Languages and Cultures
    by Feng-fu Tsao, Kokugakuin University.
    In Taiwan, as in many other parts of the world, indigenous languages and cultures are quickly being diluted because of the fast expansion of the majority language in the country. Recently in Taiwan as well as in some other places, people have learned the hard way to see things differently.
    Quecha material from Serafin M. Coronel-Molina
    Quechua America - South
    This site provides a wide range of information on Quechua language, literature and culture, language programs, linguistics, and miscellany. It also has numerous links to other sites on indigenous languages of the Americas.
    The Ancient Baybayin Scripts Network
    The Ancient Baybayin Scripts Network(ABSN) is a community of open forum academic exchange & discussion on the ancient writing scripts & writing systems of the Philippines and the writings of Baybayin(Alibata)scripts in the many languages of the Philippines. The Alibata forum brings unique,rare, and diverse topics about Ivatan syntax, Igorot Studies, Hanunoo-Mangyan poetry, Kinaray-a semantics, ambahan, computer fonts, ethnobotany, ethnopoetics, Surat Mangyan, Philippine ethnolinguistic groups, epigraphy, ethnomedicine, Aklanon phonetics, Bisayan genetic classification, Pangasinan grammar, Sambal proverbs, Agta linguistics, Ilonggo morphology, Mindanao news, & Lumad tribes.
    More sites on groups.yahoo.com
    the House of the small languages
      Europe & Russia
    virtual monument devoted to the seriously endangered languages, all over the world. It is a virtual work of art, in permanent evolution
    Turkic Asia
    Orientaal's links to Turkic languages Knowing Turkish, you only have to make a relatively small effort to understand other Turkic languages such as Azeri, Turkmen, Tatar, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz. The best way to achieve this is by reading (and listening to) documents in these languages. This page wants to provide you with the opportunity to get in contact with Turkic languages on the Web. Documents are selected solely from a linguistic point of view.
    UNESCO Redbook on Endangered languages in Northeast Asia
    Juha Janhunen divided languages into seven categories, which he called (i) extinct, (ii) moribund or extinct, (iii) moribund, (iv) endangered or moribund, (v) endangered, (vi) potentially endangered, and (vii) not endangered languages.
    Vietnam Lexicography Center
    A non-governmental scientific-technological institution Our Publications Information on Lexicography How to order E-mail: vietlex@fpt.vn URL: http://www.vietlex.com.vn Established: 1993 Director: Hoang Phe The Center has the following tasks: - To promote systematic research into lexicography (Vietnamese and general); - Research and application of computational lexicography for dictionary making; - Compilation and publication of various kinds of language dictionaries and reference books; - Training of dictionary compilers and lexicographers.

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