Indigenous Language Apps & Online Indigenous Language Dictionaries

09/13/14 update: Added app for Diné
07/05/14 update: Added apps for Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, and Saulteaux
11/10/13 update: Added apps for Omaha, Chemehuevi, Arikara, Chickasaw, and Ho-Chunk (Hoocąk)

Someone on the Indigenous Language and Technology (ILAT) listserv recently inquired about multimedia dictionaries. I checked the Ethnos Project Resources Database to see what was listed and found only a handful of relevant items. We do have a growing list of Indigenous language apps (see this post by Rachael Petersen), but the selection of dictionaries was limited. So, I just finished adding a few more online Indigenous language dictionaries (many of them talking dictionaries) and some more Indigenous language apps to the Resources Database.

As a rule of thumb, I have added only database-driven dictionaries. There are plenty of syllabaries in PDF or tables of words in HTML out there, but I felt the more robust dictionaries were more appropriate to include.

Please let me know if you know of any to add to the list.


List of Indigenous language apps

List of Indigenous online dictionaries