“California Indian Languages” published

According to “HSU Author Publishes Indian Language Encyclopedia,” on the Humboldt State Now blog, Victor Golla’s encyclopedia of California languages is now available for purchase.

According to the book’s description on Amazon.com, “California Indian Languages” is 400 pages long. It also says that California was once home to seventy-eight languages, the most linguistically diverse area in the New World.

According to the Now blog, “Golla’s compendium cites everything known about the languages of California as they have been recorded and transcribed by linguists and anthropologists since the 1880s” and includes other earlier sources as well.

For language maps of California, see “California Indians Root Languages and Tribal Groups” and “Native Tribes, Groups, Language Families and Dialects of California in 1770.”

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