The Coahuiltecan language is considered extinct because less than 1,000 people now speak this language. The Institute is dedicated to the study and revival of the Coahuiltecan language, through ceremonial songs and lessons that provide easy access to learning.
For a Coahuiltecan language dictionary and other relevant information published by the Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology, visit the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
SONGS FROM CD WITH TRANSLATIONS
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“Water Spirit, that’s all there is.
“Water is life, it is everything,
“Have you partaken of Spirit, Water
“Moved by the life of water we sing and
These four songs are performed by
The Institute released its Coahuiltecan Traditional Ceremonial Songs CD and accompanying manual. This manual is made available to members of the Coahuiltecan community and people who follow an indigenous, ceremonial path. For more information please contact the Institute through the contact page on this website.