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Comanche Languages Perservation

The Comanche Language is a linguistic branch of the Uto-Aztecan language phylum. Dialects of the language are spoken in regions throughout North and South America. Preservation of language is an inherent component of being Comanche. The Comanche Language was the lingua franca in trade and negotiations with neighboring tribes, Spanish officials, French officials, United States officials, settlers and expeditions passing through Comanche territories from the 16th to the 19th Centuries. The written language is phonetically derived and has been used and recorded since the first contact with Spain, sometime around 1500.

The Comanche people have been identified as such for approximately 500 years, a short period in the long history of the People. In the Native tongue, the Comanche are taa Numunu, Original People. Histories of the people have been recorded in the oral traditions, paintings on canyon walls, beaded objects, painted hides, canvas, bone, wood and by descriptive characterizations in the language of other tribal nations.

Comanche language preservationists look at all physical material records of the language, such as rock art, photographic imagery, audio/video recordings and phonetically recorded writings. The importance of collecting and reviewing these types of materials is a key in the preservation of the language, as well as continued use and teachings within the tribal community. Language use changes through time while continuing to provide a root of understanding and a link to the past, present and future relationships of a tribal community. Collected materials of the Comanche language cover centuries in time and have been derived from traders, foreign governments, religious groups, families and individuals.

The reservation of the Comanche Nation is in Oklahoma, where language is taught at the prekindergarten, high school and college level. Classes are also being held by independent parties and groups throughout the community. The Comanche Language Preservation Organization relies on individual tribal members, families, outside sources and recorded materials to teach and preserve the language.

A number of individual Comanches are working on independent language preservation projects. Several of these individuals are looking at new ways to communicate, teach and preserve the language using digital technology and multi-media tools.

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