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Cahuilla is one of the few indigenous languages of Southern California poised to survive and thrive into the 22nd century, thanks in large part to the groundbreaking work which professors Seiler, Hioki, and their Cahuilla language experts accomplished.

Cahuilla Dictionary

by Hansjakob Seiler and Kojiro Hioki

Paperback: $40

Product Details

Publisher: Malki Museum Press (1976 and 2006)
Language: English and Cahuilla
ISBN-10: 0939046040
ISBN-13: 978-0939046041


The future of the Cahuilla language is now in the hands of the Cahuilla people themselves, who, armed with the excellent data which Seiler’s and Hioki’s scholarship provides, can now begin the serious task of revitalizing their ancestral language by incorporating it into their daily lives and the lives of their children.

The Cahuilla language is a member of the Uto-Aztecan language family. This dictionary completes the description of the language which has been carried out by Professor Seiler over many years, and facilitates access to his Cahuilla Texts (1970 University of Nebraska), as well as many illustrations of points discussed in Cahuilla Grammar (1977 Malki Museum Press) and an abundant resource for comparative Uto-Aztecan Studies.