The database is in pre-beta development.
Some data and functions may still be missing or contain errors.
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  • Our online database project began in the fall of 2014 at the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with the Language Program at the Wiyot Tribe. Our aim is to provide a searchable dictionary and text corpus for language learning and revitalization efforts within the tribe, as well as linguistics research.

    As of December 2015, we have digitized, parsed, and annotated around 2,800 dictionary entries and 10,000 words from 83 texts recorded by linguist Karl Teeter (1929-2007), who worked closely with the last known native speaker Della Prince (1877-1962) in the 1950s.

    The database and website are hosted by the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley, and are developed and maintained by Herman Leung in collaboration with Lynnika Butler at the Wiyot Tribe, with advisement from Andrew Garrett, contribution from undergraduate student Elizabeth Lieu, and technical advisement from Ronald Sprouse.
  • Wiyot food basket
    Wiyot food basket (19th – early 20th century)
    [Photo: P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology]
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