Navajo Language Program (NLP)

NLP is a program in the Department of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico that is committed to advancing the study of Navajo language, linguistics, history, and culture.

We promote the use and preservation of the Navajo language through language instruction, linguistic research, and cultural engagement.

UNM students who are speakers of Navajo can receive a certificate in immersive teaching methodologies through the Diné Language Teacher Institute

Upcoming Events

  • Navajo Weaving Demonstration

    Navajo Weaving Demonstration

    We are happy to announce about a virtual event on Navajo weaving demonstration featuring Ilene Naegle. This demonstration will be hosted on November 28th, 2022, from 2 to 4 pm. You can join us via Zoom (UNM account required) or at the Language Learning Center (Ortega Hall, 1st floor, Lab 1) at UNM.

  • Diné Culture & Language Appreciation Day

    Diné Culture & Language Appreciation Day

    Save the date! Diné culture and language appreciation day will be hosted on Nov. 19, 2022, from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, send an email to

  • Saad K’idilyé Grand Opening Celebration

    Saad K’idilyé Grand Opening Celebration

    Ya’at’eeh. Saad K’idilye will have a grand opening celebration on November 18th, 2022 from 11am to 2pm. There will be Facebook Live at!