Cheyenne Language

Cheyenne is spoken in southeastern Montana and western Oklahoma. The Cheyenne language is a member of the Plains Algonquian branch of the Algic language family. Closely related languages include Arapaho and Blackfoot. More distantly related languages include Potawatomi, Myaamia, Ottawa and Shawnee.

Selected Language Information

Davis, Irvine. 1962. Phonological Function in Cheyenne. Baltimore, MD: Waverley.

Fisher Louise, Leroy Pine Sr., Marie Sanchez, and Wayne Leman. 2004. Cheyenne Dictionary. Lame Deer, Montana: Chief Dull Knife College.

Frantz, Donald Gene. 1972. Cheyenne Distinctive Features and Phonological Rules. Bloomington, IN: Indiana university.

Frantz, Donald Gene. 1972. The Origin of Cheyenne Pitch Accent. Baltimore, MD: Waverly.

Leman, Wayne. 1979. Cheyenne Grammar Notes. Lame Deer, Montana: Northern Cheyenne Bilingual Education Program.

Leman, Wayne. 2011. Cheyenne Reference Grammar. Museum of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado Press. (revision of Leman, 1980).

Sample Archival Materials in the Native American Languages Collection


Freelang Cheyenne On-line Dictionary

Cheyenne Flash Cards

Cheyenne Psalm 23

Catalogue of Endangered Languages