Fox (Meshkwahkihaki)

Fox or Meskwaki is an Algonquian langauge spoken by about 1,000 Fox (Meshkwahkihaki), Sauk (oθaakiiwaki) and Kickapoo (Kiikaapoa) people in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texs, Nebraska, Iowa, Arizona in the USA, and in Coahuila in northern Mexico. The three dialects are Fox, Sauk and Kickapoo, which some consider to be closely related though separate languages.

Fox is also known as Mesquakie, Meskwaki or Meshkwahkihaki; Sauk is also known as Sac or Sac and Fox, and Kickapoo is also known as Kikapú.

The majority of Fox speakers are elderly or middle aged, There is a bilingual education program in the tribal school in the Meskwaki Settlement in Iowa.

Fox pronuncation

Fox pronunciation

Links

Information about the Fox language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meskwaki_language
http://www.native-languages.org/meskwaki-sauk.htm#language
http://www.indiana.edu/~aisri/projects/menwi/index.html
http://www.msswarriors.org/history/MeskinteractiveCD1/Pages/Culture/Language/MeskwakiAlphabet.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_(tribe)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauk

Fox (Meskwaki) legends
http://www.native-languages.org/fox-legends.htm

Videos featuring spoken and sung Fox, Sauk and Kickapoo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAZI2DsU6Dg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKUbXJKJtqw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVK8aMX8XhM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YOPo-WJU00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QSYcuWV9NQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVK8aMX8XhM

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet