myaamia neehi peewaalia kaloosioni mahsinaakani: A Miami-Peoria Dictionary


Completed spring 2005

  • Daryl Baldwin – Miami Tribe of Oklahoma (author)
  • Dr. David Costa – Miami Language Consultant (co-author)
  • Pam Dean – Layout designer


The Miami Dictionary Project is an ongoing project that is reflective of our current knowledge of the language. It is created primarily for students of the language, but those interested in the study of the Miami language will find it valuable. There have been earlier dictionary drafts printed for the Miami communities but this will be the first major comprehensive edition. The printing will include an introduction and brief description of the Miami language. Next will come the largest section of the dictionary, which consists of the alphabetical listing of Miami words, morphemes, and verb stems. The last section includes an English finder list that refers the user back to the main Miami section of the dictionary for detailed information and example sentences.

Check out the Myaamia Online Dictionary!

The sources for this work are many and basically include information derived from nearly 300 years of language documentation starting with the earliest missionary work from the late 1600’s on up to the latest documentation around 1960. This work is far from complete as there is a great deal of material to work with for many years to come.

The Miami Dictionary project is funded by Miami University, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and through a generous donation from Rotary International, NW Ohio District 6600.  Visit the store to purchase a copy of the Miami Dictionary!

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