Need to Brush Up on Your Lakota? This App Will Help.

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 28th, 2014 Last Updated on: February 28th, 2014

Following right along with the Navajo Keyboard and Ojibway App the Lakota have a new language app to help them communicate in their native tongue.

There is now a free web app available to connect a smart phone user with the New Lakota Dictionary-Online. This was introduced at the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Language Summit in Rapid City, SD last November.

According to the Language Conservancy the NLD Mobile Dictionary web app was developed and published by the Lakota Language Consortium, publishers of the New Lakota Dictionary and the New Lakota Dictionary-Online web site and learning forum. The NLD Mobile Dictionary web app has been optimized for mobile users, making it faster and more responsive than any other dictionary web connection for a smart phone. It allows the user to connect directly to the NLD-O web site with an interface designed for mobile phone. Users can call up Lakota words and find translations and pronunciations. This will allow language students to practice speaking anywhere, without feeling tied to a computer terminal or a big book.

If you want the app on your phone or iPad, sign in for the free download. Don’t forget to bookmark it once you’ve downloaded!

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Julie miller



Where’s the app? How do I download?

Tina H

There is nothing at the link for the download 🙁


Where do I sign i

Rhett Robinson

Been waiting for this!

Mel K.

I’ve waited a long time for this. Thank you!!


is there an app for the Lakota language for computers like the one for the phone or will that app work on a computer?

Thank you

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