Hupa (Na:tinixwe Mixine:whe')

Hupa is an Athabaskan language spoken along the lower reaches of the Trinity river in Humboldt County in northwest California in the USA. It is the language of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, who call themselves Natinixwe. In 2015 there was one native speaker of Hupa, and another 30 or so who had some knowledge of the language. Efforts being made to revitalise the language include classes for adults and children, and language immersion summer camps.

Hupa alphabet and pronunciation

Hupa alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Hupa (Excel)

Sample text in Hupa

Whe:’en do:n’ Łe:l-ding na-wha:y-yey.


I myself truly come from Łe:l-ding.

Details of Hupa supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample videos in and about Hupa

Information about Hupa | Numbers


Information about the Hupa language

Hupa Online dictionary and texts

Na-Dené languages

Ahtna, Apache (Western), Babine-Witsuwit'en, Chilcotin, Chipewyan, Deg Xinag, Dena’ina, Dane-zaa (Beaver), Eyak, Gwich'in, Hän, Hupa, Jicarilla, Kaska, Koyukon, Lipan Apache, Lower Tanana, Mescalero-Chiricahua, Navajo, North Slavey, Sekani, South Slavey, Tahltan, Tanacross, Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib), Tolowa, Tsuut'ina (Sarcee), Tutchone, Upper Kuskokwim, Upper Tanana

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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