Lenape Language

Lenape is an eastern Algonquian language originally spoken in eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York, all of New Jersey, and northern Delaware. This brief introductory section provides some examples of the Lenape language. These pages give common words and phrases in Lenape spoken by Nora Thompson Dean, and the other section has the Lenape names for various birds.

The “Lenape Talking Dictionary” section provides an extensive searchable dictionary of Lenape words, sentences, stories and songs spoken by a number of native speakers of Lenape. There are also sections on grammar and lessons.

Recent Stories from the Talking Dictionary!

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