Oneida

The Oneida language is a Northern Iroquoian endangered language with less than three dozen first language speakers. The Oneida people were originally from what is known today as New York state, and were divided into three reservations located in what is known today as New York, Ontario, and Wisconsin. All three Oneida communities are working to create new speakers of the Oneida language. Northern Iroquoian languages are known for their complex system for word formation, and Oneida is known for its whispered syllables.

See Certificate.

Department:
American Indian Studies Program

Contact:
American Indian Studies Director, Denise Wyaka
denise.wiyaka@wisc.edu

Intro Class:
AMER IND 303: Oneida I