Navajo Phases of the Moon
Early Childhood Special Education Technology
This is a site offers a small Navajo online dictionary that has sound bytes for some Navajo words related to childhood education, such as academic difficulty or school psychologist. It even provides terminology for words difficult to translate into Navajo, such as AIDS or parental rights. It is worth checking out!
Here's a cool cartoon of frybread man that was sent on the e-mail circuit! Click here to see it enlarged!
Yá'át'ééh, welcome to The Navajo Language Links Page. This page has links to various websites that provides useful information on Navajo Language. I found some interesting sites that have information on the Navajo Language that I thought would be interesting to share.
- 2010 United States Census Questionnaire in the Navajo (Diné) Language
This is a link to an archived PDF file on the 10 question United States 2010 Census Questionnaire. This document translates how to ask questions in regards to household residents & ethnicity. It is an excellent resource.
If the above link breaks, the homepage for the site is located here. I'm glad the US government came up with an official form translated into Navajo. It is the only Native American language represented among other translations made for this document.
- A Navajo-English Thesaurus for Geological Terms
This is a link to a PDF file posted by Rosetta, a European Space Agency. They've posted an article by Alfred Blackhorse, Steven Semken, & Perry Charley. This was printed in the New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook in 2003. It provides geological terminology in the Navajo language.
- Abe’ Bighá’díldla’go Bee Na’alkaah- Mammography Education Sheet – Susan G. Komen
This is a link to a PDF file posted by the Susan G. Komen® organization. This PDF file is a card that provides information on tumor size in comparison to common coin sizes as it relates to the frequency of mammography. The card also features common questions and answers regarding mammography.
The content is both in the Navajo and English languages & is a great education tool.
- Ałchíní Bich’į’ Anídahazt’į’ígíí Bił Na’anishgo Saad Choo’ínígíí – Early Childhood Special Education Terminology
This website is glossary developed by the Center for Development and Disabilty through Project Na'nitin, Dr. Sherry Allison, Director. The words included in this site provide culturally appropriate terms in Navajo regarding children with disabilities & special needs.
Not only is the translated terminology included, the Navajo words are broken down into English terms to understand what the concepts in Navajo mean. Also, audio links are available to hear the pronunciation of the words. This is an excellent resource.
- Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Navajo PSAs (Public Service Announcements)
This sitee is maintained my CMS.gov (Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services). This page has audio & video links in regards on how CMS works with Native communities. They understand that not everyone understands English. The audio content for the videos are entirely in the Navajo language. They also provide the same information in the Lakota, Ojibwe, Yupik, & Zuni native languages.
- Diné Traditional Teachings on Wildlife – Dinék’ehgo Nahasdzáán dóó Yádiłhił Yiyi’ dóó Yikáá’ Hináanii Bee Na’nitin – A Guide for Teachers
This is a link to a PDF file posted by the Arizona Game & Fish Department. This document covers information on animals that can be found on the Navajo reservation. This document provides the Navajo name of these animals. In addition, it provides a cultural aspect on how the animal is used, whether or not it is eaten, or should be culturally avoided. this is an excellent resource.
- English/Navajo Glossary of Legal Terms
This links to a website that has further links to PDF files to a glossary of Navajo/English legal terminology to be used for interpreting court proceedings. The glossary was made in Febuary of 1985 by Robert Yazzie J.D. & Esther Dennison Yazzie. This is an amazing resource.
- Glossary for Basic Cancer Terminology in the Navajo Language
This links to a PDF file that has a complete glossary on various concepts regarding cancer terminology in the Navajo language. This is an amazing resource since discussions on these concepts require correct terminology to convey sensitive information.
- Glossary of Health Coverage & Medical Terms in the Navajo language
This is a link to a PDF file posted by CMS.gov (Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services). The document is entirely in the Navajo language & discusses insurance & healthcare payment-related terms, such as emergency services, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), insurance co-payments, etc. It is an excellent resource for translating these concepts. As I said, the document is written entirely in Navajo. The English version of this PDF document is found here.
The main resources page located here has other documents translated into the Navajo language. For those working with insurance & billing, these are useful documents.
- Heritage Language Resource Center - San Juan School District
This site provides Navajo language resource materials produced by San Juan School District. Some content is free. Others are available for purchase & the content on this site changes quite frequently. San Juan School District has done an excellent job on producing more Navajo education tools.
This site will also soon provide Ute language resources as well.
- Navajo Linguistics Archive Page
This website is maintained by the Navajo Language Academy, Inc. This site provides e-books on the Navajo Language FOR FREE on how to teach children to learn Navajo at an early age. It provides a book called SITUATIONAL NAVAJO, a guide on how to give commands to children in Navajo like brushing your teeth, getting on the bus, using proper table manners, etc. In INTERACTIONAL NAVAJO, this book teaches how to teach children how to convey feelings in Navajo. There is also INSTRUCTIONAL NAVAJO MATH, which teaches how to teach early math skills in Navajo, such as learning shapes, numbers, distinguishing sizes etc. All these files are in PDF format.
- Voter's Guide in the Navajo (Diné) Language
This links to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to a web-page containing the link to a PDF document written entirely in the Navajo language. This guide helps voters navigate through the federal elections process. The guide is also available in the Cherokee, Dakota, & Yupik native languages.
If the above link breaks, an additional link to the document on the eac.gov site is located here. I'm glad the US government came up with this document translated into the Navajo language.