Mattaponi Language


The Mattaponi language is of the Algic language family which is the largest indigenous language family in the North American continent.  It is commonly referred to as Virginia Algonquin or Powhatan Algonquin because it was shared between the nations of the Powhatan Confederacy in what is now commonly known as Virginia.  Heavy revitalization efforts are currently underway including a dictionary, keyboard, fonts and written script.