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Kashaya (Kʼahšá:ya)

Kashaya is a Pomoan language spoken by the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria in Sonoma County in California in the USA by several dozen people. The name Kashaya means "skillful" and "expert gambler" in neighbouring languages, and the language is also known as Southwestern Pomo.

Kashaya alphabet and pronunciation

This alphabet was created by Robert Oswalt in 1961.

Kashaya alphabet and pronunciation


l, r, rʰ and rʼ are only used in loanwords.


Sample text

ʔama: qʰaʔa:dú-ʔli, cohtoʔ.


After morning had come, she left.

Details of Kashaya pronunciation and sample text supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum


Information about the Kashaya language

Informationan about Stewarts Point Rancheria

Pomoan languages

Eastern Pomo, Kashaya, Northern Pomo, Southern Pomo

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet

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