Northern Tepehuán (Ódami)

Northern Tepehuán belongs to the Piman branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. It is spoken by about 10,000 people in the states of Chihuahua, Durango and Sinaloa in northern Mexico. In particular it is spoken in the municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo in southern Chihuahua, and in the north of Durango.

Northern Tepehuán is closely related to Southwestern Tepehuán and to Southeastern Tepehuán.

Northern Tepehuán alphabet

Northern Tepehuán pronuciation

Download an alphabet chart for Northern Tepehuán (Excel)
Details of the Northern Tepehuán alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Daidi Suxi potïtïdai, —Xïïxkadï daanïdagi aapimï Diuxi bïrai adukai itïda, —Gïr Oga, gï daanïi aatïmï sai kïïgakïrï gï xadutuadagi odami dai sai aapi kïïgakïrï gatïanïdagi reykatai aapi.
  2. Gïr óídañi kuadagai bïïx tasai xïïxi tïgitokagi aatïmï.
  3. Dai gïr oigïldañi xïïxkadï soimaaxi ibuadagi aatïmï. Kaxkïdï tudu aatïmï ïpï oigïdai odami ix makïdï soi gïr buidadagi.



  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


Sample videos in Northern Tepehuán

Information about Northern Tepehuán | Tower of Babel


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Uto-Aztecan languages

Comanche, Cora, Hopi, Huarijio, Huichol, Ivilyuat / Cahuilla, Kawaiisu, Luiseño, Mayo, Mono, O'odham, Nahuatl, Nawat (Pipil), Northern Paiute, Serrano, Shoshone, Southern Paiute, Tarahumara, Tepehuán (Northern), Tepehuán (Southeastern), Tepehuán (Southwestern), Timbisha, Tongva, Yaqui

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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