Tuesday, June 21, 2011

California Language Archive: Open to all

A catalog and online archive of the indigenous languages of California, western North America, and the Americas

The site is filled with downloadable digital content that includes rare audio recordings and written documentation. A few examples include 51 hours of Wintu songs and conversations, the hummingbird fire story recited in the nearly extinct language of Nisenan, and handwritten notes on Chochenyo that are based on linguist and ethnographer J.P. Harrington’s work with the language’s last good speaker.

Link to California Language Archive

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