Dictionary. There's no easy answer to that question. Greetings. But it was on one of these trips that he met and learned of Baldwin's interest in the language. Donate $100 or pledge $8.33/month to receive an invite to a virtual party with Marco Werman and The World team! //-->. Miami Indian Fact Sheet. Our Mission is to protect, promote, record, and share the Miami of Indiana’s history, language, culture, and heritage. google_ad_client = "pub-8872632675285158"; In our language we are myaamia - the downstream people. By the 1980s, linguists and tribe members alike thought the language was gone. The Myaamia Heritage Logo does not replace any current symbols used by Miami University or the Miami Tribe. Language. But then Daryl Baldwin came along. It is referred to this way because the Illinois and the Miami Indians spoke the same language. You can follow The World in Words stories on Facebook or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. The Miami Indians have a native language that is referred to as the Miami-Illinois language. It is referred to this way because the Illinois and the Miami Indians spoke the same language. The Myaamia Center is also releasing a smartphone app designed to help people learn and speak the Miami language. Thank you for your support! Other names were: Naked Indians, Pkiwileni (Shawnee), Sanshkiaarunu (Wyandot "finely dressed people"), Twatwa (Tawatawa "naked"), and Wayatanoke. They inhabited the area to the south and west of Lake Michigan in mid-continental North America when Europeans first entered the region in the late 1600s. Donate today to help keep our coverage free and open to all.