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Clan Mother Shelley Windamakwi DePaul is the Director of Language for the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania. She is a lifelong educator, and has dedicated decades to revitalizing the Lenape language, which is incredibly endangered. This is the textbook DePaul created and uses for her classes, and is the product of decades of research and teaching. 


The 390 page textbook teaches the Southern Unami dialect of the Lenape language, and is broken down into 24 lessons and 24 advanced supplements. It includes a Lenape-to-English dictionary, an English-to-Lenape dictionary, and an appendix of verb conjugations. You will also recieve a link to online audio of spoken language corresponding to the lessons. 


DePaul's Lenape language classes at Swarthmore College have been featured in the book The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s most Endangered Languages, written by linguist and anthrolpologist K. David Harrison and published by National Geographic. She continues to teach classes to the Lenape community and all interested learners.


If you are interested in taking our online Lenape language course, contact us at 


A portion of the proceeds support the Lenape Nation of PA.

Conversations in the Lenape Language, 5th Ed., with Online Audio

SKU: 364215375135191
  • 390 pages. 8 x 11. URL to online audio. 

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