Dictionaries for endangered languages of North America

Department of Linguistics
University of Arizona

Welcome to our website, which lets you access
dictionaries for endangered languages of North America.


Which language are you interested in?



Tohono O'odham


General resources:
  • a searchable database of information on Native languages of North America (Canada and the U.S.)
  • slides from our presentation "The Web-based Native Americaon Dictionary Project (March 23, 2001)
  • a searchable dictionary of English (this is just a tool for developing resources for our Native American projects)

Computational resources:

Along with Terry Langendoen and Colleen Figzgerald we've been developing an XML scheme for Native American dictionaries (note: these resources are very unstable).


Related sites:
  • Some other sites that have Native American language materials are listed here and here
  • Some other sites at the University of Arizona dealing with the Southwest are listed here


This work was supported by the following organizations:


Our team members are:


For more information, contact Mike Hammond (hammond@u.arizona.edu).

This website was created by Sonya Bird.
If you notice any information in the dictionaries that you think is inaccurate, please do not hesitate to let us know.