Lakota Indians Use Defense Tool to Boost Language The Prairie Island Indian Community wants to revive its language with a tool developed by the Defense Department. The Phraselator can aurally translate pre-programmed phrases. For instance, someone saying words in English would then hear the phrase in Lakota Dakota.
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Lakota Indians Use Defense Tool to Boost Language

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Lakota Indians Use Defense Tool to Boost Language

Lakota Indians Use Defense Tool to Boost Language

Lakota Indians Use Defense Tool to Boost Language

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The Prairie Island Indian Community wants to revive its language with a tool developed by the Defense Department. The Phraselator can aurally translate pre-programmed phrases, songs and prayers.

For instance, someone saying words in English would then hear the phrase in Lakota Dakota.

The military uses it to communicate with Farsi speakers and others in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prairie Island is using it to bring the Lakota Dakota language back into homes. MPR's Sea Stachura reports.