Central Sierra Miwok

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Central Sierra Miwok
Native to United States
Region California
Ethnicity Sierra Miwok
Native speakers
12 (1994)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 csm
Glottolog cent2140[2]

Central Sierra Miwok is a Miwok language spoken in California, in the upper Stanislaus and Tuolumne valleys. Today it is spoken by the Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, a federally recognized tribe of Central Sierra Miwoks.


Miwok uses the following 28 letter alphabet: Aa Čĉ Ee Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Ŋŋ Pp Ss Šš Tt Uu Ww Yy ˀ ˀAˀa ˀEˀe ˀIˀi ˀOˀo ˀUˀu ˀWˀw ˀYˀy ˀ' Øø this is in addition to using · - á í ṭ ý as accents or pronunciation markers


Bilabial Dental Alveolar Post-
Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop p t̪ (t) t (t̥) k ʔ
Affricate tʃ (č)
Nasal m n ŋ
Fricative s ʃ (š) h
Approximant w l j (j)
Front Central Back
Close i ɨ (y) u
Mid e o
Open a


International Phonetic Alphabet

Aa=a Čč=tʃ Ee=e Hh=h Ii=i Jj=j Kk=k Ll=l Mm=m Nn=n Ŋŋ=ŋ Oo=o Pp=p Ss=s Šš=ʃ Tt=t̪ (Ṭṭ=t̥) Uu=u Ww=w Yy=ɨ ˀ=ʔ ˀAˀa=ʔa ˀEˀe=ʔe ˀIˀi=ʔi ˀOˀo=ʔo ˀUˀu=ʔu ˀWˀw=ʔw ˀYˀy=ʔɨ


  1. ^ Central Sierra Miwok at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Central Sierra Miwok". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Freeland, Broadbent. "Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary with Texts (1960)". Retrieved 2017-03-25.

External links

Central Sierra Miwok test

  • Central Sierra Miwok wiktionary incubator test
  • Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary with Texts (1960), by L. S. Freeland and Sylvia M. Broadbent
  • Southern Sierra Miwok, California Language Archive
  • Metathesis, Sierra Miwok
  • Central Sierra Miwok basic lexicon at the Global Lexicostatistical Database
  • Central Sierra Miwok at the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
  • OLAC resources in and about the Central Sierra Miwok language

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