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Washoe, a Native Language of Nevada

The ancient language of the Washoe people is a dying language.  Very few people still speak Washoe.  At the Washoe Immersion School, however, young people are learning about the culture and to speak the words of their ancestors.
 

Click on the next links to hear some examples of the Washoe language.
 

Photo Credit:
Laura Fillmore