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Home - MHA Language Project - Arikara
MHA Education Dept., New Town, ND

Start learning Arikara today!

• Audio Pronunciation recorded from Speakers in the Arikara community
• Consistent phonemic spelling
• The ability to search in Arikara or English with a full indexed reference dictionary
• A place to save your favorite words for quick reference
• Offline ability that works without an active data connection
• Regular updates with latest revisions and improvements

This fun to use and explore self-study tool is the ultimate electronic Arikara learning and reference App, now optimized for portable use!

Available for iOS and Android
Also Check out online version at http://dictionary.arikara.org

The MHA Language Project provides quality textbooks and children’s books for early Arikara Language education.

– Content approved and provided by tribal members.
– Fun and culturally relevant artwork
– Reviewed by top Caddoan Language experts


Free to tribal members CLICK HERE!

Books, CDs, and Pamphlets can also be picked up at the following locations:
Tribal Admin Building
MHA Education Department
Northern Lights Community Center
Parshall Segment Office
Arikara Cultural Center

A fun audio companion for your Arikara textbooks! Just look, tap, and listen!

Audio available for:
Speak Arikara Level 1 Alphabet Book
The Prairie Dog Goes To School

The Arikara Media Player is a companion to the MHA Language Project’s Arikara series of textbooks and children’s books. Just point your phone at the page and tap to hear native speakers pronounce the words. The audio guide section gives you complete access to the textbook vocabulary with an easy tap and swipe interface.

-More than 300 words and phrases!
-Two Arikara books included (and more to come!)
-Augmented reality (AR) places audio players right on the page!
-Audio guide reveals the English with a tap.

Available for iOS and Android


Type Arikara into any text area

With the MHA Keyboards–Mobile installed, you can switch between English and Arikara as you type emails, texts, web content, or any other text-input field!

For Android, from the Google Play Store


For iOS, from the iTunes Store:

Build your Arikara vocabulary with the Arikara Language Project’s FREE vocabulary game for your phone. Quiz yourself every day to learn different categories – wild animals, food, drinks, and more! The free version of the app includes:
> 12 culturally-relevant categories designed by Arikara speakers
> Up to 15 words per category, for a total of more than 75 words!
> Audio pronunciation and visual aid for each word in the category
> Quiz yourself by matching English words to Arikara words, and vice versa
> Progress through levels to unlock new words
> Track your progress and review words you’ve learned by category or activity

Available on iOS and Android

Check out the Arikara Language Forum!

Help start a community of language learners.

Get easy access to Arikara Teaching and Learning Materials.

Hear about new Arikara learning materials.


Tools for teaching Arikara

Teaching Arikara is a difficult task, and the MHA Language project is here to support your classroom.

Classroom Posters and Flashcards can be integrated into numerous classroom activities.

Free to Tribal School Teachers CLICK HERE!

The audio component for the Arikara Level 1 textbooks can be found though our bookstore or online at http://forum.arikara.org. Join the forum and let us know that you are a teacher to join the discussion with other Arikara Language Teachers.

MHA Summer Institute

The MHA Language Project supports Arikara language teachers, and encourages new teachers to join the Arikara language revitalization movement, through the annual Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Summer Institute (MHASI).

First launched in 2014, MHASI today is the leading professional development event in the world for MHA language teachers.  For Arikara teachers and learners, it’s an event not to be missed, with courses in Arikara phonology and teaching methods, plus an Arikara Intensive track for beginners.

To learn more about the Institute, visit MHASI.com


Our Language. Our Survival.

At MHA Nation we believe that the strength and health of the Arikara community depends on the vitality of the Arikara language. Our language conveys our traditions, our ways of being, and our stories.  Today, our language is in danger of being lost, but we are fighting to keep it alive.

We are working hard to make new textbooks, to train fluent speakers in the latest teaching methods, and to build new technology – all to help preserve the language. Our goal is to produce as many fluent speakers of Arikara as we can!

I like the Institute. Everything I learn here I take home to my kids and pass it on.

MHA Summer Institute Participant

We believe that the strength and survival of our tribal nation depends on the nurturing of our language, cultural, social and spiritual knowledge.

This is an excellent initiative and very beneficial to our language revitalization efforts.

Hidatsa Language Teacher