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Native American Language Program

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Native American Language Program

The University of Oklahoma is honored to serve as a place where Indigenous languages are preserved and revitalized.  Our language instructors are Native speakers who have training in linguistics.

The language courses combine lessons in the grammar of the language with vocabulary lessons and supplementary material and activities designed to situate language learning in cultural and historical context. Considerable class time is spent on conversation, but students also learn to read and write in the language.

Languages Currently Offered:

  • Cherokee
  • Choctaw
  • Kiowa

**Our language courses satisfy both the College of Arts & Sciences' and the University's language proficiency requirements.**


Native Language Program Faculty 

Sam Noble Museum - Native American Languages Collection

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The Native American Languages Collection at the Sam Noble Museum has professional audio and video recording equipment that is freely available to NAS students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and community members for any projects that involve language and culture documentation.

Visit their webpage for more information.

Native American Languages Collection - Research and Collaboration


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