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Myaamia - Miami-Peoria Language

Spoken by the Miami Nation and the Peoria Tribe
Thanks to Julie Olds, Cultural Preservation Officer of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, for helping me with this language.

Aya Okalahoma!

[əjə okələhomə]          (uh-yuh oh-kuh-luh-ho-muh!)


©2003 Benjamin Bruce. Some Rights Reserved.



Oussemiranghi Kigigonghi apiani cousseta mourinikintche kiouinsounemi,
Kiteperinkiounemi piakitche.
Kigigonghi kicou echiteheianiri nichinagatoui,
akiskionghi napi nichinagouatetche,
acami ouapankiri eouiraouianghi kakieoue miriname.
Kichiouinachiaminghi ichi punikiteroutakianki,
rapigi pounikiteroutaouiname kichiouinariranghi kiaheoueheoueghe
toupinachiamekinke chinche ouihiname mareouatoungountchi checouihiname.
Vouintchiaha nichinagoka.
Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
as in heaven, so on earth.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And bring us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.

(Matthew 6:9-13, ASV)

© Copyright Christus Rex, Inc., used with permission.

Source: "MIAMI-ILLINOiS." Internet: <> February 11, 2006.

Miami-Peoria alphabet


p t k c s š
[p] [t] [k] [ʧ] [s] [ʃ]
h m n l w y
[h] [m] [n] [l] [w] [j]


a aa e ee i ii o oo
[ə] [aː] [ɛ] [eː] [ɪ] [iː] [o] [uː]

Preaspriated consonants

hp ht hk hs hc
[ʰp] [ʰt] [ʰk] [ʰs] [ʰʃ] [ʰʧ]

Other rules

nk nt ns nc mp
[ŋg] [nd] [nz] [nʤ] [ʒ] [mb]
mVs nVs mVš nVš
[mVz] [nVz] [mVʒ] [nVʒ]

Note: The letter V represents any vowel.


Source: "Language – Pronounciation Guide." Internet: <http://www.miamiindiansofindiana.org/text/lang_prounc_guide.html> May 24, 2004.

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