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Mohawk language

StatesUnited States, Canada
RegionOntario, Quebec and northern New York
Speakers3,350 (Ethnologue); 900 in Canada ; 2,017 in the United States
Fam2Northern Iroquoian
Fam3Proto-Lake Iroquoian
Fam4Iroquois Proper

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:This article is about the language spoken by the Mohawk people; for other uses, see Mohawk.

Mohawk (Kanien’kéha) is an Iroquoian language spoken by around 3,350 people of the Mohawk nation in the United States (mainly western and northern New York) and Canada (southern Ontario and Quebec). Mohawk has the largest number of speakers of the Northern Iroquoian languages; today it is the only one with greater than a thousand remaining. At Akwesasne, residents have begun a language immersion school (pre-K to grade 8) in Kanien’kéha to revive the language. With their children learning it, parents and other family members are taking language classes, too.

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'ATTITUDES HAVE TO CHANGE' - Tweet this news � There are only 11 letters in the -Mohawk language-, but more than 400 sounds. On the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, the language is ... - Date : Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:04:06 GMT+00:00
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Patch--Her -mohawk-, -language-, and sharp remarks make her an embarrassment to her old-school father and scary to the other men in town. Here's the catch that makes ... - Date : Sun, 08 Aug 2010 22:46:58 GMT+00:00
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Utica Observer Dispatch--Skensowane means “big house” in the -Mohawk language-, and may have referred to the main lodge, which at the turn of the century was one of the largest ... - Date : Sun, 01 Aug 2010 12:08:57 GMT+00:00
Shonen Knife Set To Release New Album 'Free Time' Out August 31, 2010 On Good ... - Tweet this news 2009 "Supergroup" tour titled "Shonen Knife - Live at the -Mohawk-" is to be released on Good Charamel DVD in July of 2010 in the USA.--- - Date : Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:52:52 GMT+00:00
A helping hand, far from home, in a time of need - Toronto Star Tweet this news
Toronto Star--The eldest daughter of a -Mohawk- mother and a Chinese father, the 24-year-old Yee is already a highly respected activist in the pro-choice movement, ... - Date : Mon, 31 May 2010 08:17:36 GMT+00:00
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Albany Times Union (blog)--This one today is of note, on the heels of the news that Galesi Group has purchased the sprawling former ALCO site on the -Mohawk- River. ... - Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 20:23:07 GMT+00:00
Books ... and more - Lake Zurich Courier Tweet this news
Lake Zurich Courier--The Ela Area Public Library, 275 -Mohawk- Trail, has kicked-off its fourth annual community-wide reading project with "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. ... - Date : Thu, 13 May 2010 09:02:07 GMT+00:00
Utica school board candidates: How would you address key issues? - Utica Observer Dispatch Tweet this news
Utica Observer Dispatch--Occupation: Community educator/-Mohawk- Valley Community Action Agency. Answer: Recruiting and retaining qualified teachers who are the backbone of our ... - Date : Wed, 12 May 2010 22:24:19 GMT+00:00
a haunting family album - San Francisco Chronicle Tweet this news
San Francisco Chronicle--Photographer Donal Mosher began showing pictures of his family, who live in the -Mohawk- Valley in upstate New York, in San Francisco art spaces such as SF ... - Date : Sat, 01 May 2010 12:37:17 GMT+00:00
IN THE MATTER OF SHANOR ELEC. SUPPLY, INC. v. FAC CONT., LLC - Tweet this news[W]here, as here, the -language- of the grant contains no restrictions or qualifications and the purpose of the easement is to provide ingress and egress, ... - Date : Mon, 10 May 2010 11:36:02 GMT+00:00

nine /tjohtu/ [ˈdjɔhdũ] [ˈɡjɔhdũ] [ˈd͡ʒɔhdũ]
I fall /kjaʔtʌʔs/ [ˈɡjàːdʌ̃ʔs] [ˈɡjàːdʌ̃ʔs] [ˈd͡ʒàːdʌ̃ʔs]
dog /erhar/ [ˈɛrhar] [ˈɛlhal] [ˈɛrhar]

Consonants :
Plosive t k ʔ
Affricate d͡ʒ
Fricative s h
Rhotic r
Approximant l j w

Consonants :
1st↓ · 2nd→ t k s h l n d͡ʒ j w
t tt tk ts th
k kt kk ks kh kw
ʔ ʔt ʔk ʔs ʔl ʔn ʔd͡ʒ ʔj ʔw
s st sk ss sh sl sn sj sw
h ht hk hs hl hn hd͡ʒ hj hw
l     lh lj
n     nh nl nj
d͡ʒ     d͡ʒj
w     wh

Vowels :
Mid e ʌ̃ o
Low a

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