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ERIC Number: ED259876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
O'otham Nioki Haichu A:ga (Pima Dictionary).
Dixon, Joan; And Others
Developed for students in grades 3-5, this picture dictionary is one in a series designed to instill pride in Pima students by presenting their language in print and to increase their vocabularies in both Pima and English. The dictionary begins with a comparison of English and Pima orthographies and an explanation of sounds and pronunciation symbols used in Pima and not in English. Following the introduction, each set of facing pages shows an upper and lower case letter, four Pima words beginning with the letter, an illustration for each word, and a short sentence--written in Pima--containing the word. Illustrations depict familiar objects and actions with many references to Pima culture and the southwest desert environment. The appendix, also illustrated, explains (in English) the function of pronunciation symbols used with Pima vowels, gives examples for pronouncing five vowel digraphs in Pima orthography, and provides charts for naming (in Pima and English) parts of the body and face. (JHZ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sacaton School District 18, AZ.