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Miami Nation develops first modern dictionary

The Miami Nation in Oklahoma has developed the first modern dictionary of the Miami-Peoria language.

The dictionary was developed in conjunction with the Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. The university's Myaamia Project for Language Revitalization used documents from the 1960s and other information to compile 4,500 words in the tribal language.

The last fluent speaker of Miami-Peoria died 40 years ago. The tribe hopes the dictionary will revitalize the language for a new generation.

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Dictionary reveals tribe's lost language (The Oklahoman 3/6)

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