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Language revitalization depends on creating print, online, and app resources for learners. The more resources that exist for a language, the healthier and more vibrant the revitalization pathway. These resources include textbooks and children’s picture books, mobile apps, dictionaries. All are set in motion alongside the training of teachers who use these resources on a daily basis to bring the language alive for a community. Below is a small selection of all that we offer.

Owóksape

Owóksape, which translates to “learning place” in Lakota, is an online language learning portal devoted entirely to the Lakȟótiyapi. The first of its kind, Owóksape provides Lakota speaking and learning communities with an innovative and cutting-edge tool for learning+. Developed in 2018, Owóksape was envisioned as a way for all interested Lakota learners to learn the language and as an important supplement to conventional language education. Based on leading online language learning practices, Owóksape is a fun way to learn anywhere .

Owóksape provides individualized lesson based on learners’ choices and progress; interactive learning units that incorporate reading, writing, and eventually speaking systems; and standard achievement tracking, gamification, and rewards. Owóksape not only helps individual users improve their language skills, it brings the language to life in daily lessons, and builds community language capacity.

At its core, Owóksape reshapes the possibilities for indigenous language learning and revitalization. It integrates the most current and effective learning technologies with accurate Lakȟótiyapi.

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Owóksape

Owóksape, which translates to “learning place” in Lakota, is an online language learning portal devoted entirely to the Lakȟótiyapi. The first of its kind, Owóksape provides Lakota speaking and learning communities with an innovative and cutting-edge tool for learning+. Developed in 2018, Owóksape was envisioned as a way for all interested Lakota learners to learn the language and as an important supplement to conventional language education. Based on leading online language learning practices, Owóksape is a fun way to learn anywhere .

Owóksape provides individualized lesson based on learners’ choices and progress; interactive learning units that incorporate reading, writing, and eventually speaking systems; and standard achievement tracking, gamification, and rewards. Owóksape not only helps individual users improve their language skills, it brings the language to life in daily lessons, and builds community language capacity.

At its core, Owóksape reshapes the possibilities for indigenous language learning and revitalization. It integrates the most current and effective learning technologies with accurate Lakȟótiyapi.

Visit Owóksape

New Lakota Dictionary Pro

The New Lakota Dictionary (NLD) App is the best way to look up Lakota words, hear pronunciation, and view thousands of example sentences. It’s the ultimate electronic Lakota learning and reference tool.

  • 27,000 entries
  • 53,000 sentences
  • Male and female voices for audio
  • Consistent phonemic spelling – Standard Lakota Orthography
  • Superior cross-referencing capabilities
  • Faster and more responsive than online versions
  • Works offline, without active data connection
  • Built-In lemmatizer searches for conjugated verbs and word forms
  • Over 400 native speakers involved in its development and review
  • Regularly updated
  • Accurate and reliable
  • Fun to use and explore
  • An excellent self-study investment

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The lemmatizer is one of the biggest advantages of the app when compared to the printed version of the NLD. Lakota is a highly agglutinating language. Affixes are added to words all the time, so unless you know the stem of the word with affixes, you won’t be able to find it in the dictionary. The app does that for you. If you type in e.g. waŋwíčhablake the app will show you the entry waŋyáŋkA.

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Lakota Keyboard Layout and Fonts Bundle v.4

In order to type Lakota correctly on your computer, you will need to download and install the Lakota keyboard layout. This only needs to be done once on your machine – after that, you can switch between the English and Lakota keyboard layouts. With the Lakota layout turned on, you can use redundant English keys on your computer keyboard to type the unique Lakota letters.

Lakota Keyboard Layout and Fonts Bundle v.4 for Windows PC (EXE, 14.1 MB)
User Guide for Windows PC version (PDF, 407.6 KB)

Lakota Keyboard Layout and Fonts Bundle v.4 for Mac OS X  (PKG, 17.7 MB)
User Guide for Mac OS X version (PDF, 4.8 MB)

Last updated: 06/18/2021

Lakota Keyboard Layout and Fonts Bundle v.4

In order to type Lakota correctly on your computer, you will need to download and install the Lakota keyboard layout. This only needs to be done once on your machine – after that, you can switch between the English and Lakota keyboard layouts. With the Lakota layout turned on, you can use redundant English keys on your computer keyboard to type the unique Lakota letters.

Lakota Keyboard Layout and Fonts Bundle v.4 for Windows PC (EXE, 14.1 MB)
User Guide for Windows PC version (PDF, 407.6 KB)

Lakota Keyboard Layout and Fonts Bundle v.4 for Mac OS X  (PKG, 17.7 MB)
User Guide for Mac OS X version (PDF, 4.8 MB)

Last updated: 06/18/2021

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