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Kashaya (Kʼahšá:ya)

Kashaya is a Pomoan language spoken in California in the USA by 45 people in 1994. Kashaya speakers are part of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, and live on the Stewarts Point Rancheria in Sonoma County. The name Kashaya means "skillful" and "expert gambler" in neighbouring languages. The language is also known as Southwestern Pomo.

Kashaya alphabet and pronunciation

This alphabet was created by Robert Oswalt in 1961.

Kashaya alphabet and pronunciation

Notes

l, r, rʰ and rʼ are only used in loanwords.

Source: https://archive.org/details/rosettaproject_kju_phon-1

Sample text

ʔama: qʰaʔa:dú-ʔli, cohtoʔ.

Translation

After morning had come, she left.

Details of Kashaya pronunciation and sample text supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample video in Kashaya

Links

Information about the Kashaya language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashaya_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/kju
http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~survey/languages/kashaya.php
http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~gene/kashaya.html
http://www.native-languages.org/kashaya.htm

Informationan about Stewarts Point Rancheria
http://stewartspoint.org/wp/

Pomoan languages

Central Pomo, Eastern Pomo, Kashaya, Northern Pomo, Southern Pomo

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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