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Encyclopedia > Wyandot language

Wyandot is the Iroquoian language traditionally spoken by the people known variously as Wyandot, Wendat, or Huron. It is spoken primarily in Oklahoma and Quebec.

In Wendake, Quebec, Wyandot no longer has any native speakers, but is being studied and promoted as a second language.

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Hurons Wendat Language (570 words)
The Wyandot language by an observer in 1870 (Anderdon, Canada).
This and the other Indian languages have scarcely any trace of European origin; while it appears pretty evident, that there are to be found in their construction at least some traces of oriental origin.
As the Wyandot language was never committed to weiting, there were several difficulties to be encountered in learning it so as to commit it to paper.
Ethnologue 14 report for language code:WYA (88 words)
Wyandot was spoken until quite recently near Sandwich, Ontario, and Wyandotte, Oklahoma.
The language is being taught to children in school (1999).
Wyandot became extinct after 1961, Huron in the mid-19th century or 1912.
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