Kiowa Language Essay by The Research Group

Kiowa Language
In context of tribe's culture. Looks at origins, stories and linguistics.
# 20868 | 1,350 words | 9 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 04, 2003 in Anthropology (North American) , Native-American Studies (General)


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" The Kiowa language is only one of many Native American languages in danger of disappearing simply because the young are not learning this aspect of their culture in any great numbers. This makes the language only one of the many language in the world that is in danger of becoming extinct either because of a reduction in the population, a stronger linguistic influence that is overpowering the old language, the failure of the young to learn the language, or some other force that makes the language less vital in a given culture. As a language like English grows in importance and in the number of speakers using it, a language such as that of the Kiowa slowly disappears unless an effort is made to record and preserve it, as scholars are doing with as many languages as they can.

The Kiowa are a southern plains people who originated in the.."

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