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Our award-winning language program focuses on Penobscot, Passamaquoddy-Maliseet and other Abenaki-based languages that fall under the larger Algonquian language group.
- Listen to the ancient Penobscot language as it's still being spoken today on Indian Island. Learn words for body parts, animals, days of the week, and the weather. New phrases are uploaded daily by Penobscot language instructors and masters.
- Hear Elders and Ancestors speaking the language, digitized from old recordings and wax cylinders, or listen to a Oral Traditions as they have been passed down through the generations.
Traditionally, the Penobscot language was only spoken, but during the past few decades, linguists – with the help of Penobscot speakers – developed an alphabet.
- To see how Penobscot words look and sound, download the Penobscot Font, the Keystroke Guide and the Pronunciation Guide, found in our Language Toolbox.
- Purchase the Penobscot dictionary or kәlosәwαkanal I and II (Books with CD), at the Che Molly's Trading Post.