Recurso lingüísticoInfoling 2.2 (2020)

Nombre del recurso:Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA)

Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA)


The Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) is a digital language archive of recordings, texts, and other multimedia materials in and about the indigenous languages of Latin America. AILLA's mission is to preserve these materials and make them available to Indigenous Peoples, researchers, and other friends of these languages now and for generations to come.


The look and feel of this new site has been updated (October 9, 2017), and some user functionality has been added, including the ability to perform a keyword search across all collections, as well as the ability to stream and view some media files without having to download them first.


Access to AILLA and its resources is always free of charge. Most of the resources in the collection are available to the public, but some have special access restrictions.


You must Register and log in to view, stream, or download any media file.

The Collection

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.


An interactive Google map showing the approximate locations of Indigenous languages of the Americas found in AILLA is available here.


More information:

Área temática:Lenguas indígenas o de fuerte tradición oral y/o transmisión comunitaria

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:1 de febrero de 2020