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Shoshoni Dictionary

This Shoshoni Dictionary is a compilation of a number of published and unpublished lexicons/dictionaries (list below) of Shoshoni and Goshute. It includes many different writing conventions and systems. Browse through the dictionary or search for specific words in Shoshoni or English.

Shoshoni Dictionary


Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1908. Animal Names and anatomical terms of the Goshute Indians. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 60.74-103.

Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1911. The Ethno-Botany of the Gosiute Indians of Utah. Memoirs of the American Anthroplogical Association, Vol. II, part 5, pp. 329-405.

Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1913. Place and Personal Names of the Gosiute Indians of Utah. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 52,208.1-20.

Crapo, Richley H. 1976. Big Smokey Valley Shoshoni. Desert Research Institute Publications in the Social Sciences.

Crum, Beverly, Earl Crum, and Jon P. Dayley. 2001. Newe Hupia. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.

Crum, Beverly and Jon P. Dayley. 1993. Western Shoshoni Grammar. Occasional Papers and Monographs in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics, 1.

Crum, Beverly and Jon P. Dayley. 1997. Shoshoni Texts. Occasional Papers and Monographs in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics, 2.

Dayley, Jon P. 1989. Tumpisa (Panamint) Shoshone dictionary. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Gould, Drusilla, and Christopher Loether. 2002. An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

Graham, Boyd. 2008. Ely Shoshone Dictionary.

Harbin, Theresa, Annette George, and Ricky Mike. 1988. The Duckwater Shoshone language and Culture Curriculum. The Duckwater Shoshone Bilingual Curriculum Development Team.

Huntington, Dimick Baker, G.W. Hill, and W. P. Clark. 1872. Vocabulary of the Utah and Sho-shone or Snake dialects: with indian legends and traditions, including a brief account of the if and death of Wah-ker, the indian land pirate.

Merriam, C. Hart. 1979. Indian Names for plants and animals among California and other Western North American tribes. Socorro, NM: Ballena Press.

Miller, Wick R. 1972. Newe Naekwinappeh: Shoshonoi Stories and Dictionary. University of Utah Anthropological Papers, 94.

Tidzump, Malinda. 1970. Shoshone Thesaurus. Grand Forks, ND: SIL.

Train, Percy, James R. Henrichs, and W. Andrew Archer. 1941, reprinted in 1957. Medicinal uses of plants by Indian tribes of Nevada. Lawrence, MA: Quarterman Publications.

Last Updated: 6/7/21