Soulatluk (Wiyot Language)

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The Wiyot Language Program and the Cultural Department are planning a year-long rotating Wiyot Language exhibit to celebrate  UNESCO's 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Please call or email Lynnika ( if you would like to be involved!

Free Wiyot Language Materials for Tribal Members

I have a number of language-related mini-"publications" available for Wiyot tribal members who would like to know more about the language. These are language materials which I have cleaned up and converted to standard Wiyot spellings from their original (often handwritten) format. Please email Lynnika Butler for a free copy of any of the following:

  • An 1889 Wiyot vocabulary recorded by Jeremiah Curtis (booklet with index)
  • A 1924 Wiyot vocabulary recorded by Edward S Curtis (short booklet, no index)
  • Selected Wiyot stories in English and Wiyot (as recorded by A.L. Kroeber, Gladys Reichard, Karl Teeter and others)
  • Transcripts of Wiyot audio recordings (the complete audio recordings are available to download through UC Berkeley's California Language Archive (or you can email Lynnika to request copies on a CD-ROM); I have transcripts of over 30 word lists and am working to transcribe the remaining lists)