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Osage (Wazhazhe ie) Wazhazhe ie (Osage)

Osage is a Siouan language in Oklahoma. In 2009 there were only 15-20 elderly second languge speakers of Osage. However, the Osage Nation are working to revive and revitalise their language, and there were some 300 people studying it in 2015.

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 (shown below) was created in 2006. It was revised in 2014, and added to Unicode in 2016.

Notable features

Osage alphabet

Osage alphabet

Latin alphabet for Osage

Osage Latin alphabet

Download an alphabet chart for Osage (Excel)

Links

Information about the Osage language and alphabet
http://www.osagetribe.com/language/welcome_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=1
http://www.osagetribe.com/language/info_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=8
http://www.native-languages.org/osage_guide.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_language
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage_(langue)

Phrases in Osage
http://www.osagetribe.com/language/welcome_sub_page.aspx?subpage_id=2

Siouan languages

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

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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