The Quapaw language was originally spoken in southeastern Arkansas in the area where the Arkansas River meets the Mississippi River. Quapaw is a member of the Dhegiha branch of the Siouan-Catawban language family. Related languages include Osage, Kansa, and Omaha-Ponca.
Selected Language Information
Rankin, Robert L. 1978. The Unmarking of Quapaw Phonology: A Study of Language Death. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics 3: 45-52.
Rankin, Robert L. 1982. A Quapaw Vocabulary. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics 7: 125-52.
Rankin, Robert L. 1985. Quapaw as a Dhegiha Language: Grammar. Conference on Siouan and Caddoan Languages and Linguistics, Tulsa, OK, 24 May 1985.
Rankin, R. 1986. Quapaw and the Languages of the Southeast. Mary R. Haas Festival Conference, Santa Cruz, CA, June 1986.
Rankin, Robert. L. 1988. Quapaw: Genetic and Areal Affiliations. In Honor of Mary Haas. William Shipley (ed.) From the Haas Festival Conference On Native American Linguistics. 629-650.
Rankin, Robert. 2005. Quapaw. In Native Languages of the Southeastern United States. Hardy, Heather K. and Janine Scancarelli (eds.) Lincoln: University Press. 454-498.
Sample Archival Materials in the Native American Languages Collection
Quapaw Tribe- Language Lessons
Native Languages of the Southeastern United States (excerpt)
Catalogue of Endangered Languages