Language Basic Essentials

Neshnabémwen, the language of the original people, is the native language of the Potawatomi people. It is a goal of the Pokagon Band to revitalize its language, and the Department of Language offers opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities to learn the Potawatomi language.

Language Coordinator Rhonda Purcell, Pokagon Language Specialist Carla Collins, and Master Language Speaker Jim Thunder have created language coloring books for children. Scroll down to download them all!

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Pronunciation Guide

e – as in sit, lit
é – as in sat, cat
ë – as in  cut, hut
ê – as in cook, nook
ė – as in speck, let
i – as in kiwi
o – as in no / go
a – as in amish