Language is the Heartbeat of our Culture
You can also visit the Nez Perce Tribe's official Language page.
News and Updates
Language Circles in Kamiah
Join us for Language Circles in Kamiah! Every Wednesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Wa-A'Yas Community Center, gather and learn nimipuutímt. Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy and/or any projects you are working on.
For more information, please contact Stella at 208-494-4232.
New Grammar Pages
There is now an Alphabet page! You can learn how to read nimipuutímt, and listen to examples for proper pronunciation. Basic grammar pages have also been added! Learn how to form verbs and basic phrases. Just go to the Alphabet button in the main menu bar.
New Video for támsoy káa ‘alatálo
You can now watch a video with the telling of the Ant and Yellowjacket story! Our elder, Florene Davis, reads the story and you can follow along in nimipuutímt and English!
Click here to listen to the story and download your own copy!