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In Wendake, near Quebec City, you will find the only Huron-Wendat community in Canada, located near their former village of Stadacona. High-quality infrastructures have allowed the community to promote its heritage and develop the cultural tourism sector.


Wendat is a language of the Iroquoian family. Even though the Wendat language has been dormant since the second half of the nineteenth century, there is an abundance of documentation for this language primarily dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Récollet and Jesuit missionaries transcribed the language to evangelize the Wendat people. Today, these same documents, which consist of dictionaries, grammar books and catechisms, are being used to reconstruct the language.


As soon as a Wendat word is reconstructed with the help of historical and comparative information, the word form is standardized according to the orthographic system adopted by the Huron-Wendat Nation.


This process is a necessary step to ensure the recovery and restoration of the ancestral language at the heart of the Wendat community.


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