Quechan Language Preservation
Judith P. Osborne
350 Picacho Road
(old Head Start Building)
Winterhaven, CA 92283
PO Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85364
As Northern American Indigenous Tribe we Kwatsáans believe that the preservation of our language is inherent to our survival as a people. Our traditional culture as taught through our Native language provides us with the lifelong skills to develop spiritually, intellectually and physically so that we may prosper in a dual cultural society.
Quechan Language Preservation Program is a community based project, initiated by tribal members. Their wishes in forming a committee were to see a Language Program that would support language and traditional cultural education simultaneously. Language Classes are taught at the old Fort Yuma Indian School on the hill. The instructors go to places such as the Head Start and San Pasqual Schools, Elementary and High Schools, or wherever to teach the Quechan Language.
The Kwatsáan Language Preservation Program's goal is to provide a means for learning and preserving our Native Language and ancestral traditions.
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adults and Children
Classes are held at the Old Head Start Building located at Indian Hill.
Alphabet and Pronunciation of Quechan Language: Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6
Quechan Native Language Preservation video: Language Preservation
Literature of the Quechan Language (learn the Quechan Language):
The Intermediate/Beginners Quechan Dictionary