Algonquian is not a tribe, nor a language, but a language family with at least 29 dialects. The following is a list of words used by the Croatoan compiled by Scott Dawson.
Giving Voice to Powhatan – Dr. Blair Rudes
This paper was shared with us by Dr. Rudes in 2006 as part of an ongoing dialogue we had with him about his work with the Algonquian language on the film The New World. In the paper, he explains the process he underwent to reconstruct the language of the Powhatan’s people (which is also virtually […]
Croatoan Word List by Scott Dawson
The following was submitted by Scott Dawson (Hatteras). The extended definitions first four words were provided by Dr. Blair A. Rudes.
Coastal Algonquian Language Sampler
The following is a sampling of the Coastal Algonquian language that was translated by Dr. Blair A. Rudes at the request of Coastal Carolina Indian Center in 2006. We’re thankful to Dr. Rudes for his assistance with this project. We are saddened by his unexpected passing in 2008 — not only by the loss of […]
The Algonquian Language Reborn: An Interview with Blair Rudes
CCIC: How did you get into studying indigenous languages? Dr. Rudes: When I first entered graduate school to study for my Master’s degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, I was primarily interested in the Celtic languages, in particular Irish Gaelic, since my mother’s side of the family comes from Ireland. I […]