Diné Bizaad (Navajo)

[aka Diné Bizaad, Navajo, Navaho]

Classification: Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit


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/Navajo "&" Jicarilla Apache Language Comparison

I'm a person who loves to compare languages. This video compares the Navajo (Diné) language to a linguistic sister language, the Jicarilla Apache (Abáachi Mizaa) language. Both are considered to be Southern Athabaskan languages. This video is not meant to be an in-depth breakdown of how the sentence structures differ, it's just meant to compare a few words and phrases between the languages. The clips for the Jicarilla Apache language are taken from "Native America Calling." The clips can be found at: http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/nac_nwotd_archives.php The traditional Apache song used at the beginning and end of the video is called "I Walk In Beauty." It is sung by Bonnie Lewis, a member of the White Mountain Apache tribe, and is available on the CD entited "For The Children." I hope you enjoy this video!


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Jan. 9, 2012



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    François LANGOLAND 3702 days ago

    learn Navajo thematic vocabulary : http://babelang.free.fr/community/vocabulary_navajo.php