Klamath-Modoc Language

Modoc is the southern dialect of the Klamath-Modoc language. The Klamath people lived in southern Oregon, and the Modoc lived further south toward the Pit River in northern California. Today, the Modoc tribe is split between Oregon and Oklahoma. While Klamath-Modoc is generally considered to be an isolate, there is evidence that Klamath-Modoc is related to Sahaptian and Molala, forming the Plateau Penutian language family.

Selected Language Information

Barker, Philip. 1959. The Klamath Language. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley

Barker, Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman (Phillip). 1963a. Klamath Texts. University of California Publications in Linguistics, Vol. 30. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Barker, Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman (Phillip). 1963b. Klamath Dictionary. University of California Publications in Linguistics Vol. 31. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Barker, Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman (Phillip). 1964. Klamath Grammar. University of California Publications in Linguistics Vol. 32. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Gatschet, Albert S. 1878. Sketch of the Klamath Language. American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal. Vol. 1. 81-84.

Gatschet, Albert S. 1879. Mythologic Text in the Klamath Language. American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal. Vol. 1. 161-166.

Gatschet, Albert S. 1890. The Numeral Adjective in the Klamath Language. American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal. Vol. 2. 210-217.

Gatschet, Albert S. 1894. Songs of the Modoc Indians. American Anthropologist. Vol. 7. 26-31.

Sample Archival Materials in the Native American Languages Collection

Links

The Klamath Tribes Language Project

SCOIL Modoc

Klamath Bibliography

Catalogue of Endangered Languages

Glottolog

OLAC

Ethnologue