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This dictionary, compiled nearly 150 years ago, remains the most comprehensive and accurate lexicon of the Ojibway language available.

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A concise, straightforward dictionary of the Navajo tongue, this book contains over 9,000 entries, a detailed section on Navajo pronunciation, and useful everyday expressions.

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This book, the first of its kind, teaches the rudiments of Cherokee, which is the native tongue of about 20,000 Americans, although most of those who speak it use it only as a second language. Cherokee has had several recognized dialects in the past. The two main…

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This is a comprehensive modern dictionary of the major indigenous language of Mexico, the language of the Aztecs and many of their neighbors. Nahuatl speakers became literate within a generation of contact with Europeans, and a vast literature has been composed…

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Until the late eighteenth century the Arikaras were one of the largest and most influential Indian groups on the northern plains. For centuries they have lived along the Missouri River, first in present South Dakota, later in what is now North Dakota. Today they…

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Sound-symbolism occurs when words resemble the sounds associated with the phenomena they attempt to describe, rather than an arbitrary representation. For example the word raven is arbitrary in that it does not resemble a raven; cuckoo, however, is sound…

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The Michif language -- spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and Cree Indians in western Canada -- is considered an "impossible language" since it uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs, and comprises two different sets of grammatical rules.…

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This book investigates in detail the grammar of polysynthetic languages--those with very complex verbal morphology. Baker argues that polysynthesis is more than an accidental collection of morphological processes; rather, it is a systematic way of representing…

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A celebration of western Washington Native language and culture, this book is a completely reformatted and greatly revised and expanded update of Thom Hess’s Dictionary of Puget Salish (1976). Editor Dawn Bates integrates the field notes of Vi Hilbert,…

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Excellent for new beginning learners, this comprehensive Mohawk/English - English/Mohawk dictionary includes words, idioms and expressions common in everyday speech.

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This second edition includes revised and updated versions of three earlier publications: "Understanding Maya Inscriptions: A Hieroglyph Handbook"; "New and Recent Maya Hieroglyph Readings"; and "A Resource Bibliography for the Decipherment of Maya Hieroglyphs and…