Native American Indian Facts

American Indian Language Facts

Indian greeting frontiersman
Indian Talking to Frontiersman

Introduction to Native American Language

Prior to the arrival in the Americas of European settlers over 1,000 languages were spoken by the Native Americans who lived in North and South America. Today most of these languages have become extinct with only a few still spoken; mostly by tribe elders. On this page is a list of facts about Native American Language written for both kids and adults. This information includes which languages are still spoken, how complex these languages are, why these languages are important to preserving Native American culture, and what measures are being taken to preserve American Indian languages.

Interesting Native American Language Facts

Preservation of Native American Languages