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This is the page for the Purépecha language. Organized by Sherry and Jorge

Developed Resources

computational resources

  • Publication on approaches and challenges of language technologies for American Indigenous languages [1]
  • Spanish research publication on the automation of translation of Mexican Indigenous languages to Spanish [2]


  • Vocabulary of Purépecha (in Spanish) [3] [4]
  • Videos on the life of Purépecha people [5]
  • Orthography of Purépecha language [6]
  • Bilingual Vocabulary Practice (Purépechan-Spanish) [7]

what about this one: https://www.purepecha.mx/jurhentpiri/takukata.php ? -Jonathan

grammatical descriptions

  • Book on grammar constructions in Purépecha [8]
  • Syntax and Semantics of Purépecha Noun Phrases [9]
there are a number of good sources in the bibliography of the latter source. It would be good to integrate those in to what you have. -Jonathan

scientific works

  • Dissertation on The Tarascan Language [10]
  • Published paper on Tarascan Language by Mary LeCron Foster [11]
  • Additional Dissertation on the Motion Deixis, Home Base and Social Indexicality among the P’urhepecha [12]
  • Additional Dissertation on the Purépechan children [13]

there appear to be a few computational linguistics sources, e.g. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.04291.pdf, https://dh2018.adho.org/hacia-la-traduccion-automatica-de-las-lenguas-indigenas-de-mexico/ -Jonathan


  • Mexican news website on Purepecha [14]
  • Mexican Government website [15]
    • Does not have direct text in Purépecha but mentions the language
  • Videos of life in Michoacan [16]
  • Twitter of Purépechan user [17]
  • YouTube channel on P'urhépecha culture [18]
  • Flickr account is photos of Purépechan people, land, etc. [19]
  • FaceBook page for 'Cultura Purépecha' [20]
  • Corpus repository [21]


  • Github Repo [22]
  • Purépechan Transducer Wiki page [23]