Online exhibits

The Survey organizes a rotating exhibit outside of 1311 Dwinelle Hall that features a different Californian language each semester. Below, we have included some of our past exhibits:

Hupa poster

The Samala language (Spring 2013)

Samala, (Ineseño) is a Chumash language spoken in the Santa Ynez valley of coast central California. The Chumash language family is made up of 6 languages ranging from present-day San Luis Obispo south to Malibu and east to the Central Valley, as well as the three northern California Channel Islands. The family existed in a linguistically diverse geographical area, bounded by Salinan to the north, Yokuts languages to the east, and Uto-Aztecan languages to the south.

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The Hupa language (Spring 2010)

Hupa, traditionally spoken in Hoopa Valley along the lower Trinity River in present-day Humboldt County, is a member of the Athabaskan language family, one of the largest in North America. Chilula and Whilkut, considered dialects of Hupa, were spoken by people living along Redwood Creek to the west of Hoopa Valley. Hupa territory is adjacent to that of Yurok and Karuk to the north, Wiyot to the west, Nongatl (Eel River Athabaskan) to the south, and Shasta and Chimariko to the east.

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