AILLA, the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America, gathers recordings, texts, narratives, chants, oratory, conversations, songs, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. This archive includes teaching materials for bilingual education and language revitalization programs. The contents of this archive includes records of ethnographic research projects developed by universities and community-based institutions.
The heart of the collection is the recordings, both audio and video, in a wide range of genres: narratives, chants, oratory, conversations, songs, and more. Many recordings are transcribed and translated into Spanish, English or Portuguese. The archive also contains a wealth of language documentation materials: grammars, dictionaries, ethnographies, and field notes. The collection includes teaching materials for bilingual education and language revitalization programs. We are committed to serving the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the scholars who study their languages. We are always interested in hearing from you.
The AILLA archive is organized by collections, languages, countries, organizations, and persons. An interactive Google map showing the approximate locations of Indigenous languages of the Americas found in AILLA is available here.
AILLA is a joint effort of the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, the Department of Linguistics, and the Digital Library Services Division of the University Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin.