Osage (𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 / Wažáže)

Osage is a Western Siouan language spoken in northern Oklahoma in the USA. The last native speaker of Osage, Lucille Roubedeaux, died in 2005, however since 2003 The Osage Nation has been working to revive and revitalise the language. There are a small number of elderly second languge speakers of Osage, and about 300 people who are learning the language.

Historically Osage was spoken in parts of Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas. The Osage tribe was moved to Oklahoma in 1872. The number of Osage declined significantly during the 20th century.

Osage is written mainly with the Latin alphabet. A new alphabet for Osage was created in 2006 (more details) .

Latin alphabet for Osage

Osage Latin alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Osage (Excel)

Videos in and about Osage

Information about the Osage language | Osage script | Numbers

Links

Information about the Osage language and alphabet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_(langue)
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/osa
http://www.native-languages.org/osage_guide.htm
https://www.osagenation-nsn.gov/who-we-are/language-department

Osage dictionaies
https://www.osageculture.com/language/dictionary
https://www.webonary.org/osage/

Siouan languages

Assiniboine, Biloxi, Chiwere, Crow, Dakota, Hidatsa, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Lakota, Mandan, Omaha, Osage, Quapaw, Stoney, Tutelo

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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