Across North America and around the world, indigenous communities are working to preserve and revitalize their languages.
Click on a map location to find out more about the Native communities that chose Rosetta Stone® to be a part of their language revitalization initiative. The sponsoring organizations listed own the language materials developed during the project and have exclusive sales and distribution rights over the finished edition.
Native communities who have partnered with Rosetta Stone:
IÑUPIAQ - Coastal and Kobuk/Selawik
The coastal and inland Kobuk river communities have both been using their respective versions for several years.
Language: Iñupiaq (Coastal) and Iñupiaq (Kobuk/Selawik)
Sponsoring entity: NANA Regional Corporation and Aqqaluk Trust
Project completion date: 2007/2010
Inuttitut Rosetta Stone software is in use in the Nunatsiavut communities and schools of Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik, Postville and Rigolet, along the coast of Labrador.
Sponsoring entity: Torngâsok Cultural Center, Nunatsiavut
Project completion date: 2007/2011
The citizens of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma are passionate about preserving their language. When they asked for a Rosetta Stone language-learning solution, we worked with them to design a product that can be used by both school children and adults. The result is a delightful blend of language and culture, presented in the context of the daily life of a Chickasaw family.
Sponsoring entity: Chickasaw Nation
Project completion date: in progress
IÑUPIAQ - North Slope
The remote Alaskan Iñupiat communities of the North Slope retain many of the traditional practices of their Arctic subsistence lifestyle. Rosetta Stone language-learning software is one more way younger generations can stay connected.
Language: Iñupiaq (North Slope)
Sponsoring entity: Inupiat History, Language, and Culture Division of the North Slope Borough
Project completion date: 2011
The Chitimacha Rosetta Stone software development teams referenced linguistic field notes and wax cylinder recordings to continue the Chitimacha Tribe's initiative to awaken their language from its 60-year sleeping state. Now all members of the tribe, both on and off reservation, will have the opportunity to connect to their linguistic heritage.
Language: Sitimaxa (Chitimacha)
Sponsoring entity: Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
Project completion date: 2010
The Kahnawà:ke Mohawk community has been a leader in language revitalization since the 1970s. The first ever Rosetta Stone software developed for language revitalization is now in use in its community schools and offices.
Language: Kanien'kéha (Mohawk)
Sponsoring entity: Kanien'kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center
Project completion date: January 2009
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