Tonkawa Language

The Tonkawa language was traditionally spoken in present day Central Texas. Tonkawa is classified as a language isolate, meaning it has no known linguistic relatives.

Selected Language Information

Hoijer, Harry. 1933. Tonkawa: An Indian Language of Texas. In Handbook of American Indian languages, Vol. 3. Boas, Franz (ed.) New York: Columbia University.

Hoijer, Harry 1946. Tonkawa. In Linguistic Structures of Native America. Harry Hoijer et al. 289-311.

Hoijer, Harry 1949. An Analytical Dictionary of the Tonkawa Language. Publications in Linguistics 5. Berkeley, CA: University of California.

Hoijer, Harry 1972. Tonkawa Texts. Publications in Linguistics 73. Berkeley, CA: University of California.

Sample Archival Materials in the Native American Languages Collection


Tonkawa Language