In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, we’ve curated a selection of resources below to help you discover, celebrate, and honor the vast contributions of Indigenous linguists, orators, singers, authors, and poets, whose words and work continue to remind us of the power of words.
These are greetings in Navajo and Piscataway, respectively — two Indigenous North American languages you can learn about in Planet Word’s Spoken World gallery. Today, around 150 Indigenous languages are spoken in the U.S., but most are endangered, and many others have already gone extinct.
Languages are more than just words — they embody heritage and culture, as well, and ensure they are transmitted to future generations. We urge you to support and celebrate efforts to revitalize Indigenous languages like those listed below.