Myaamia Language

The Myaamia (Miami) language was spoken by the Illinois and Kaskaskia peoples in Illinois, the Miami, Wea, and Piankashaw peoples in Indiana, and the Peoria people in Eastern Oklahoma. Myaamia is a member of the Central Algonquian branch of the Algic language family. Related languages include Ottawa, Kickapoo, Meskwaki, and Shawnee.

Selected Language Information

Baldwin, Daryl and David J. Costa. 2005. Myaamia Neehi Peewaalia Kaloosioni Mahsinaakani (A Miami-Peoria Dictionary). Miami, OK: Myaamia Publications.

Costa, David J. 1991. The Historical Phonology of Miami-Illinois Consonants. International Journal of American Linguistics. Vol. 57: 3. 365-393.

Costa, David J. 1999. The Kinship Terminology of the Miami-Illinois Language. Anthropological Linguistics. Vol. 41:1. 28-53.

Costa, David J. 2003. The Miami-Illinois Language. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Costa, David J. 2010. Myaamua Neehi Peewaalia Aacinmoona Neehi Aalhsoohkaana (Myaamia and Peoria Narratives and Winter Stories). Miami, OK: Myaamia Publications.

Masthay, Carl. 2002. Kaskaskia Illinois-to-French Dictionary. New York: Carl Masthay.

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. 2007. Kaloolitiitaawi: A Myaamia Phrase Book. Miami, OK: Myaamia Publications.

Sample Archival Materials in the Native American Languages Collection

Links

Myaamia Center

Myaamia Dictionary

Catalogue of Endangered Languages

Glottolog

OLAC

Ethnologue