With native languages around the world being lost at an alarming rate, preserving the Quileute language has been an important mission. The excerpt below, from the Second Edition of the Quileute Dictionary, describes the tribe's effort to not only save the language, but reinvigorate it:
"[In 2007], the Tribal Council set up a two-year Quileute Revitilization Project with the goal of encouraging the use of Quileute words and phrases in everyday village life. A basic vocabulary of greetings, questions, numbers, names of things, and "one-linders" in Quileute were made available to tribal members and staff through informal classes, email and computer CDs."
To further make the language available to the tribe and the rest of the world, we have made available some PDF and MP3 files. You can also download the Quileute font and type out your own Quileute phrases!
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