The Houma Language Project

In the 1700s, the Houma people lived on the banks of the Red River and Mississippi River, speaking a language similar to that of the Bayougoula. Presently, there are no known speakers of this language, and sparse information compiled on the language from the 1700-1800s. Through our aims, the project hopes to provide a Houma language that reflects the historical culture.

The project has three aims



Connect community to language in an accessible format, and encourage a uses of the language



reconstruct language, provide descriptions through grammar, vocabulary and syntax, and create contemporary examples



gather existing information, preserve fragile content, and present it in an accessible form