A Timucua Language Resource Guide
Welcome to Hebuano, an open-access, pedagogical resource for Timucua language materials. Timucua, an Indigenous language isolate spoken in what is now northern Florida and southern Georgia, once had more than 200,000 speakers. Most of the materials documenting this language come from a corpus of documents written in the 16th and 17th century by Spanish missionaries and Native authors. This site is part of an ongoing conversation about how to read, understand, teach, and share materials in Timucua.
The noun hebuano means “word” or “language” in Timucua. It is derived from the verb hebua “to speak” with a noun-making suffix -no. Click here to visit its entry in the Timucua Webonary and learn more!