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American Indian Languages

The study of American Indian languages helps preserve a culture. Read on for more information about relevant education and career options, and check the employment info for jobs in this field.

Inside American Indian Languages

Native American languages comprise those that are indigenous to the Americas and surrounding islands. These might include dialects traditionally used by the Cherokee, Iroquois, Pawnee and Sioux tribes. Academic and career options in the American Indian language field are more limited than in other sectors.

Education Information

Courses in American Indian languages are often available in an American Indian studies bachelor's or master's program. A few schools offer master's or doctoral linguistics programs that allow students to specialize in American Indian languages. Typical coursework might include language revitalization, Indian folklore, American Indian grammar and syntax, federal tribal policy and Native American history. Read the articles below to learn more about programs that explore American Indian languages.

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