Shawnee is a Central Algonquian language with about 200 speakers in central and northeastern Oklahoma. It was originally spoken in Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.
During the 19th century and 20th century, a number of spelling systems for Shawnee were developed by missionaries, linguists and anthropologists. One system was devised by a Shawnee, Thomas Wildcat Alford. None of these spelling systems were widely adopted. The earliest known text in and about the Shawnee language was A Story of the Shawnee, by George Blue Jacket, which was published in Wapaughonnetta on 29 October 1829.
Further information about Shawnee pronounciation and a comparison of the spelling systems for Shawnee can be found at: http://www.shawnee-traditions.com/Sounds.html
Waske pakekiliwewa, chena pakekiliwewa wece hipemile Tapalamalikwa, chena pakekiliwewa Tapalamalikwa.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1: 1
Information about the Shawnee language and culture
Say it in Shawnee - a book and CD that teaches conversational Shawnee
Official site of the Absentee Shawnee
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